He also said he regretted supporting Okorocha’s governorship ambition in 2011. Umeh said that Okorocha is a “trickster” and a “419” who found his way into office through what he described as fraud and deception.
Addressing Journalists yesterday in Abuja,Senator Umeh noted that the Imo Governor Okorocha was about to make history in Nigeria as the only Governor that impeached two deputies.
Senator Umeh who was reacting to recent attack on him by Okorocha, where he described Umeh as a non performing lawmaker,stressed that the Imo Governor attacked him because he advised him not to impeach Chief Eze Madumere, his deputy, having impeached his first deputy, Chief Jude Agbaso during his first tenure.
Umeh said: “Rochas Okorocha is about making history in Nigeria as the only governor that impeached two deputies and because I advised him against impeaching the current one, he started attacking me.
“I regret supporting him to become a governor of Imo state against all odds. I didn’t know he is a trickster and a ‘419” who found his way into office through fraud and deception.”
Senator Umeh who noted that he personally signed the agreement that brought Okorocha to power but regretted he later discovered that the governor was a trickster, also accused Okorocha of attacking religious leaders and elder statesmen in Imo State.
The Senator threatened that he would publish his fraudulent transactions if he continued with his uncomplimentary comments against him.
He said, ” Here is a man who was answering ‘chair sir’, ‘chair sir’ to me, even in the presence of my Police orderly, who has been working with me in the last thirteen years.
“On getting to office, he suddenly changed, became a tiger and was attacking everybody. I have documents of some of his fraudulent practices and if he continues attack on me, I will publish them.”