The media aide to Imo State governor, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo has dismissed claims by Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN, lead counsel to PDP’s governorship candidate in the last election that Governor Rochas Okorocha was after his life saying the allegation was baseless.
In a statement issued in Owerri, Onwuemeodo said that the legal luminary was no threat to the victory of the governor in the last governorship election.
He explained that the governor never threatened the life of the former PDP governorship aspirant as alleged and urged people of the state and the nation to ignore Chief Ahamba and his antics wondering why he came up with the claim less than 24hrs to the commencement of hearing on Ihedioha’s petition.
“We make hay to deny the allegation. Governor Okorocha has never threatened the life of Chief Ahamba either directly or indirectly and does not have any reason to do so. And Chief Ahamba knows that. He has only chosen to be a tool of cheap blackmail in the hands of some desperate politicians who wrongly believe that they have monopoly of political power and political offices in the state.
“For Chief Ahamba to come up with his dangerous claim 24 hours to the commencement of hearings at the Election Petition Tribunal in the state calls for concern and deep reasoning.
“Chief Ahamba is a well known lawyer in the state and even beyond. He is also highly respected both in the legal profession and outside the profession. But he does not in any way constitute any threat to the popular mandate given by Imo people to Governor Okorocha to govern them for the next four years.
“Chief Ahamba might have also won many cases in court but such cases do not include election petition matters. He has no record of any legal success in election petition cases, and the current one he is handling for the PDP and its governorship candidate in the 2015 election wouldn’t be an exception,” the CPS said.

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