Angry youths attack Imo Governor Okorocha's convoy

By The Citizen

Barely two months after a driver collided with his car on Orlu-Owerri Road, Governor Rochas Okorocha's convoy was yesterday attacked by some youths in Awa community, Oguta Local Government Area.

The youths were protesting against an outrider in the governor's convoy, who reportedly knocked down another cyclist in the campaign train of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the House of Assembly rerun election in Oguta council area.

The rampaging youths in the campaign train of Eugene Dibiagwu of the PDP, intercepted Okorocha's convoy and barricaded the road - in defiance of threats by security operatives attached to the governor's convoy.

On April 19, a driver rammed his car into Okorocha's vehicle on Orlu-Owerri Road. The governor, who sustained a head injury in the collision, was flown abroad for treatment.

According to an eye-witness account, the governor was on a project tour of Oguta Local Government Area when his convoy ran into the campaign train of the PDP flagbearer yesterday.

The eye-witness claimed the governor's outrider knocked down a cyclist and thereafter seized his radio.

But another account alleged that Okorocha was on a mobilisation tour for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Walter Uzonwanne, for the rerun election slated for next week.