By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRI — Scores of security personnel present at the 2014 New Yam Festival of Mbaise people had a hectic time, trying to stop what could have degenerated to a full scale war between the supporters of Governor Rochas Okorocha and Mbaise youths.
Earlier in his welcome address, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, who chaired the event, reminded the governor of the palpable lack of state government presence in Mbaise.
He pointed out that “the major projects in Mbaise are those executed by the Federal Government,” adding that “as a matter of expediency, it is expected that you (Okorocha) will hand over the reins of state administration in 2015, so we can help out.”
Responding, an obviously angry governor said: “There is nobody in Imo PDP that is my match in an electoral contest.
“My three years in office is more productive than the 12 years of PDP in Imo. Imo people have rejected PDP because PDP is worse than Ebola Virus.”