Okorocha reportedly clashes with Eze Ilomuanya aboard flight to Abuja.

The Obi of Obinugwu, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya and former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha has reportedly clashed on Sunday aboard an Air Peace flight to Abuja.

It was gathered that the traditional ruler was the one to first confront Okorocha, the Imo West Senator, who was seated next to him.

The confrontation even led to the extent that the traditional ruler hit the politician with his stick in the heat of the argument.

The airline crew, led by the captain, had to re-seat Okorocha to forestall a physical fight.

Ilomuanya was said to have warned the lawmaker to stay away from Orlu, Imo’s second-largest city after Owerri, the state capital.

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There is the believe among many people that the anger of the monarch may not be unconnected with his dethronement as the Imo Council of Traditional Rulers Chairman by Okorocha.

Ilomunaya was removed in 2011 shortly after Okorocha assumed office as the governor.

The case moved from the Federal High Court to the Court of Appeal Court to the Supreme Court.

In a 2017 interview with the Guardian, Ilomunaya had alleged that Okorocha was vindictive over a political decision the traditional rulers made before he assumed office.

“I must confess I have no personal problems with Governor Rochas Okorocha. I have no other option than to honour and respect his person and office. This I have always done, despite his calculated attempts to dishonour me.

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“But what I oppose in all ramifications is Governor Okoracha’s dictatorial tendencies. He is playing the god in Imo. This is not good for our people. It is also not good for the image of Imo State.”

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