The arrest of Rochas Okorocha by police personnel after he forcefully opened the Royal Spring Palm Hotel sealed on the orders of Governor Hope Uzodinma has caused a serious stir on social media among Nigerians.
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Most citizens who reacted to the development believe that things are just working against Okorocha after he allegedly ganged up to oust his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, from office.
Moreover, some believe that his arrest on the order of Governor Uzodinma was a prove that power is transient.
Persons who share the same opinion said some years ago Okorocha called the shots but now he is being questioned by a mere special assistant to the incumbent governor.
Those who felt no pity for the former governor said he was a good politician and a presidential material until power came his way and changed him.
However, other Nigerians on Twitter described Uzodinma as the Herod of this generation and wondered if he had the right to seal the property in the first place.
Below are some of the reactions:
Buhari's Sister said:
"A couple of years ago, Rochas was calling the shots, 2 years down the line, he’s been asked “Who are you” by an SA.
"Remember these words, one day power will leave you and you will leave power. Selah!
Morris Monye tweeted:
"Governor Uzodinma's aide showing utter disrespect to Senator Rochas Okorocha. Power is indeed transient."
KING KUKUTE noted:
"Uzodinma & Okorocha do not see eye to eye. They've been at each other's throats long before the 2019 elections.
"Gov Rochas played dictatorial aces against Hope & others & tried to end their political careers. In a twist of faith, Uzodinma became the Governor & heating up Rochas."
"Hope Uzodinma is the herod of his people."
"Rochas Okorocha, Ifeanyi Ararume, Uche Nwosu & Hope Uzodimma ganged up after the 2019 general election & pushed the removal of the truly elected democratic gov of the state, H.E Ihedioha.
"Months later, Hope began riding solo &APC in the state had 2fighting factions."
DEMAGOGUE PhD said:
"Rochas Okorocha was a nice politician, a presidential material until he became power-drunk and shortsighted thereby causing so much pain to the persons who elected him.
"Rochas would av been in the same league of Peter obi, but his greed and shortsightedness killed everything."
Earlier, Okorocha accused Uzodimma of sending more than 1000 thugs to attack him.
The former governor made the allegation on Sunday, February 21, via his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo.
Okorocha’s spokesperson, Onwuemeodo, claimed that Governor Uzodimma's special adviser on special duties, Chinasa Nwanari, allegedly led thugs who stormed the estate and destroyed vehicles in his convoy.
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