Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha has told aides that “he will never address a gathering in London again”, following the embarrassment he faced in 9 March this year when a speech and PR exercise he was delivering at Chatham House in London was disrupted by a protester from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
IPOB, who are campaigning for the secession of southeast Nigeria from the rest of country, have always seen Igbo governors like Okorocha as “saboteurs” to the cause. The protester interrupted Okorocha’s speech and, in response to the governor’s question in Igbo of “do you know who I am”, he replied: “You are a murderer”.
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Naijiant.com has been informed by a Government House Owerri source that Okorocha declared he will never put himself through such a situation again. As a result, any gathering in London is now out of bounds for the governor to avoid further embarrassment. He was due to speak that evening in March at another event arranged in his honour in Walthamstow, east London, but failed to show.