- A video circulating on social media shows Okorocha celebrating and singing with members of his family
- The former Imo governor and his family were allegedly said to be celebrating the removal of Ihedioha as Imo state governor
- The claim could not be authenticated as the date and time the video was made could not be independently verified
An unconfirmed video showing Senator Rochas Okorocha celebrating and singing with his family members allegedly over the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as Imo state governor by the Supreme Court has been posted on social media.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the video shows "a moment of praise and worship" as Okorocha and his entire family celebrated the victory of Senator Hope Uzodinma over Emeka Ihedioha, following Supreme Court judgement on the 2019 governorship election in the state.
In the video, which was posted on a Twitter handle, @LailaIjeoma, Okorocha is seen with his wife and other members of the family singing, clapping and dancing.
However, Legit.ng cannot independently verify whether or not the video truly shows Okorocha and his family members celebrating Ihedioha's removal.
Some social media users claimed the video is old and does not show Okorocha and his family celebrating the Supreme Court victory.
"This foto and video (sic) were last years Xmas in his house in Abuja," Nkemdirim Chetanna Ebubedike posted in reaction to the video on Facebook.
Attempts to use Tineye tools and Google Reverse Image Search did not bring other links where the video was posted in 2019 as the social media user claimed.
Legit.ng, however, reported an authentic video showing Okorocha reuniting with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and Uzodinma as they celebrated the Supreme Court victory.
Recall that the APC primaries that produced Uzodinma as the candidate of the party had torn the Imo state chapter of the party apart.
The former Imo state governor, Okorocha, had wanted his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him as the next governor of the state.
Following Nwosu's failure to secure the party's ticket, Okorocha withdrew his support for the APC threw his weight behind Nwosu who had crossed to the Action Alliance (AA) to contest the election as its flagbearer.
Okorocha, who is now representing Imo West in the Senate, also tackled Oshiomhole then, accusing him of causing the crisis that ensued from the party’s primaries.
Legit.ng also recalls that during Ihedioha's brief stay in office as Imo governor, he probed Okorocha, some members of his family and his political appointees.
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