This can’t be true!!
The SUNDAY PUNCH is reporting that Governor Rochas Okorocha punched a protocol officer who refused to allow him sit on a chair reserved for Governor Peter Obi at the 80th birthday celebration of Chief Alex Ekwueme which took place in Enugu on Saturday.
According to their report, the drama occurred 20 minutes before most of the invited guests arrived. The rest of the story reads as follows:
SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that the seater was reserved for the host Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime and Obi. The Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, represented Chime who is still out of the country.
The protocol officer, Mr. Ifeanyi Onukuba, who works with Obi, was shocked at Okorocha’s action and before he could recover from it, a police officer attached to the Bomb Disposal Unit in Anambra State, Mr. Felix Alumona, pushed Okorocha when he was removing the tag bearing Obi’s name from the seat.
Our correspondent observed that Okorocha’s Aide de Camp, Gabriel Onu, immediately pounced on Alumona, hitting and tearing his uniform, while other security details attached to the Imo governor joined in the scuffle.
Sensing that the matter was beginning to attract people, Okorocha quickly waded in, saying, “Hey, please stop the fight! Let us not fight over an ordinary seat. I will share the seat with Peter Obi.”
Minutes after the fracas, Okorocha’s aides grumbled saying, “Why is it that anywhere we go, they always reserve a special seat for Obi. Is Okorocha not the leader of Ndigbo?”
When Obi arrived, he squeezed himself in the couch, sitting between Onyebuchi and Okorocha.
A text message sent to the Honourable Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Chinedu Offor was not replied at the time of this publication.
Sometimes, stories are not presented the way they happened. This could even be part of a mudsling strategy to embarrass Governor Okorocha but the truth will surely come to light. Be rest assured that we will give you the scoop of what really went down in Enugu.