Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, was attacked yesterday by angry youths of Ohaji community in the state.
According to Vanguard Newspaper, the governor who visited the community to pay a condolence visit to families of some victims who lost their lives during a truck crash, was allegedly attacked by angry youths who accused him of stealing votes.
An eyewitness said;
“Youths of Mmahu community upon sighting the governor’s convoy “Onye Oshi vote, Onye Oshi vote”
“They were throwing bottles and weapons at the bulletproof SUV of the governor.”
However while the police confirmed that some unidentified persons attacked the governor’s car while he was inside the palace of the traditional ruler of the community addressing stakeholders, the state government in a different statement said the governor was not attacked.
Uzodinma’s Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku said the governor’s vehicle was smashed by youths who fingered security operatives for supporting the oil companies rather than their kinsmen.
The statement added that the angry youths asked Uzodinma to address them and not just traditional rulers, community leaders and the bereaved families.