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A political body in Orlu know as the Orlu Political Consultative Assembly (OPOCA), has given Sen. Rochas Okorocha 48 hours to apologize to Imo Government and governor Uzodinma over his attempt to reclaim Royal Spring Palm Estate face a recall from the national assembly.
The group gave this ultimatum at a news conference in Owerri monitored by our correspondent.
Okorocha, former governor of Imo, was on Monday arraigned before an Owerri Magistrates’ Court for unsealing Royal Spring Palm sealed by the state government.
He was later released under bail.
However, OPOCA threatened to recall Okorocha from the National Assembly if he failed to apologize.
Mr. Rex Anunobi, OPOCA National President, said that Okorocha behaved in a way unbecoming of a former governor and a Senator when he arranged with some boys to break a property sealed by the state government.
‘The OPOCA, after an extraordinary emergency meeting, is using this opportunity to give the former governor and Senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha, 48 hours from today to apologize to Gov. Hope Uzodimma for the shame his recent, but uncivilized action has brought to the state.
‘If after 48 hours, Okorocha fails to apologize to our governor and Imo people, OPOCA will be left with no option, but to initiate a recall process that will aim at existing Rochas Okorocha from the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,‘ he said.
Anunobi called on Uzodimma not to be distracted by what it called the antics of the former governor, but fully activate all instruments of the law and state powers to recover all that was looted by Okorocha, his family members, and ‘cronies’ in Imo.
He recalled that a few days ago, the state government, acting in accordance with a gazetted White Paper and in line with its ‘recovery‘ move, sealed a property known as Royal Spring Palm located along Akachi Road and purportedly owned by Okorocha’s wife.
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