The Imo State Government on Tuesday shut Rochas Foundation College, Orji, in Owerri, the state capital.
The authorities officers arrived on the location, which is the previous quarters of the workers of Imo Broadcasting Corporation and sealed it.
Rochas Okorocha owns the school.
It was noticed that the state authorities had taken over the large property.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Imo State on Print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, who confirmed the event, stated the governor, Hope Uzodinma, was dedicated to recovering properties of the state allegedly “looted by Okorocha and his family members.”
Nwamkpa stated that the governor was implementing the suggestions of varied White Papers by committees arrange by the state authorities.
The governor’s aide confirmed the seal off “is true,” including that “Governor Hope Uzodinma is committed to recovering all the properties of the state stolen. This is not a personal war it is just the implementation of the recommendations of the whitepapers of the various committees set up the government.”
But Okorocha’s spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, when contacted, stated that Okorocha’s huge political capability jolted Uzodinma.
Speaking with Punch, Okorocha’s aide stated, “This is the fourth time Imo State Government has announced sealing that place. EFCC had also announced that they had closed it but the truth is that Uzodinma should wake up. There is hunger in the state.
“This is just the renewal of his war against Okorocha after Okorocha and other strong APC chieftains in Imo State visited APC National Secretariat. Each time Uzodinma realizes that the people are not happy with his style of governance, he uses Okorocha’s name to distract the people but the truth is poverty and hunger pervade the atmosphere. He should be humble enough to consult Okorocha on how to govern the state.”