Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha today at the burial ceremony of the late mother of Honorable member representing Ehime-mbano LGA in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Lawman Duruji traded political tackles when given the microphone.
Okorocha was reported to have tackled APC Chieftain, Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Araraume and his brother, the former Governor of Imo State, Dr Ikedi Ohakim who was in Abuja celebrating his 60th Birthday anniversary, saying they should to go to Abuja and leave Imo State for the small boys to govern.
Senator Ararume in his response when he was given the microscope to talk told the people "You people know I am a man of my word and whatever I say I do" this was an indirect hit at Okorocha who was known not to fulfil whatever he says.
Ararume further told Rochas that looking around Imo State that he has done nothing and Imo needed people who already had hold over Abuja to move Imo State forward so he didn't need to go to Abuja with Rochas Okorocha since he already had Abuja but Rochas could go to Abuja and learn the ropes.
Imo State Governor first started talking when he was given the microscope to talk.That was when he hit at Ararume. Then the parish priest urged him to help the building of the church then Rochas took the microphone again and called out Chief Tony Tony Chukwu and his friend. Chief Tony Chukwu, a great son of Imo State from Ehime-mbano gave N3 million and his friend supported him with 15million naira in support of church building.
Again Rochas Okorocha called out Speaker Imo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Acho Ihim, member Federal House of Representatives and his former Commissioner for Finance Imo State, Deacon Chike Okafor, Senator Representing Okigwe Zone in the National Assembly, Benjamin Uwajumogu, former Secretary to Imo State government under Okorocha administration, Sir Jude Ejiogu and they gave N1million each.
Then he called out Ararume who was frowning in his seat. Ararume took the microphone and told Owelle that it was against protocol to speak after the Governor have spoken but Owelle said he could speak as long it was about money then Ararume hit him back.
Owelle Rochas Okorocha declined to donate anything claiming that as Governor he should not give. Ararume however told him that he was also a political appointee but was also a businessman and could defend his wealth (also another indirect hit). He gave N5million towards the church building and N1million to the clergy, our sources report.