There was a gentle drama contained in the enterprise class part of Air Peace on the Sam Mbakwe Worldwide Cargo Airport, Owerri on Sunday, as the previous chairman of the Imo State Council of Conventional Rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, attacked ex-Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Eyewitnesses mentioned Ilomuanya, who was calmly seated earlier than Okorocha’s arrival, immediately charged on the senator representing Imo West when he entered the aircraft and attacked him together with his strolling stick.
The monarch tried to struggle the ex-governor over his alleged humiliation by Okorocha throughout his tenure.
What began as just a little joke, immediately snowballed right into a full-fledged confrontation contained in the plane, because the monarch allegedly descended on Okorocha together with his strolling stick and shouted at him to avoid him and Orlu folks.
It took the well timed intervention of the flight captain and different attendants on board, who rushed in and stopped Ilomuanya from additional hitting Okorocha together with his strolling stick, to douse the strain.
Okorocha, who was mentioned to have maintained calmness, was mentioned to have been instantly relocated to a different seat, at the same time as Ilomuanya was heard warning him to avoid Orlu Senatorial District if he actually needed peace to reign.
Ilomuanya is likely one of the two monarchs dethroned by Okorocha on June 6, 2014. He was earlier eliminated because the chairman of the state Council of Conventional Rulers.
He was, nevertheless, reinstated as the normal ruler by former Governor Emeka Ihedioha, who mentioned the reinstatement was primarily based on a authorized recommendation.
The monarch couldn’t be reached for extra explanations on what triggered his actions.
Reacting to the incident, Okorocha, by way of his media adviser, Sam Onwuemeodo, described Ilomuanya’s assault on him as “disgraceful, unlucky, condemnable, embarrassing, ungodly, indecent and sudden from somebody who had led the state Council of Conventional Rulers.
Onwuemeodo, who issued a press release following the trending of the incident on the social media, mentioned the monarch’s motion was propelled by his need to return because the chairman of the Council of Conventional Rulers.
Based on the assertion, folks like Ilomuanya “have informed themselves that the best means or technique to undertake to attain their goals or ambitions will likely be to insult or assault Okorocha, leveraging on the hostility of the federal government within the state now, in opposition to Okorocha and his household.
“If Senator Okorocha noticed his brother, llomuanya and selected to sit down near him, that motion ought to be extremely counseled and applauded. It confirmed that Okorocha had behaved not solely as a Christian, but in addition as a statesman. It confirmed that he had nothing private in opposition to llomuanya.
“Once more, if llomuanya might confront Okorocha to the extent of hitting him together with his strolling stick and Okorocha didn’t retaliate however swiftly relocated to a different seat, we are going to solely say that Okorocha has acquitted himself very nicely as a two time period former of Imo State governor and now a sitting senator and a worthy ambassador of the state and the nation. He has proven character worthy of emulation.”