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“I went to the land of the dead and our ancestors turned me back” – Gov Okorocha of Imo State reacts to Rumours of his Ill Health



Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, has said that he is not in a hurry to die but live to complete his assignment for the people of the state.

Okorocha made the statement on Thursday while reacting to rumours of his ill health shortly after arriving Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri, from a foreign trip.

Addressing a large crowd that gathered at the airport to welcome him, Okorocha described the rumours of his health condition as ‘false’.

“I am not in a hurry to die; I will live to complete my assignment for Imo people. I went to the land of the dead and our ancestors turned me back saying it was not yet time,” he said.

The governor however, acknowledged that he had a challenge that took him far from the physical.

He told the crowd that he was healthy and strong, adding that those who wished him dead were enemies of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemedo said last week that Okorocha traveled outside the country to attract investors to Imo.

Shortly after the governor’s departure, it was widely rumoured that he was dead, while some reports in the social media claimed that the governor’s health condition was bad.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Prince

    August 26, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Welcome back from the land of the dead. You see Yar’adua and Abacha abi na Awolowo and Zik dem you see


    August 26, 2016 at 10:46 am


  3. MamaD

    August 26, 2016 at 11:08 am

    They said he went to attract investors and I keep wondering why these Governors HV to go looking for investors. Aren’t investors suppose to come looking for you. Lies. Okorocha keeps acting like he doesn’t have his sanity. A man who doesn’t listen to advise, disobeys rule of law etc.
    Just look at Owerri. He keeps destroying properties and road. Right now, we have no light for over 3 months because PHCN poles and wires were destroyed in the ungoing demolition. He couldn’t even ask them for permission and work out ways to keep electricity running. We are just sad and hoping the darkness won’t linger till 2019 when he vacates office.

  4. Lawson U

    August 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

    hmmmm i reserve my comment

  5. morris

    August 26, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Dear Sir,

    Can you supply drilling pipe or T-shirt , building materials by contract



  6. clif fine man

    August 27, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Well he went to the land of death to search for investors. Hhmm, Imo state is in trouble. May God deliver us from this mallam ooo

  7. Pius haruna

    August 28, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Welcome back.but why the deceit?

  8. scandy lopez

    August 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    he desav to die let god punish him dy can foul us

  9. scandy lopez

    August 30, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    he desav to vist the land of death to dat will change

  10. scandy lopez

    August 30, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    he desav to die he tink he can foul y did he even came back to d world

  11. Kelechi

    September 9, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Guy u must die ooo u must die. U jux spoilt imo state. Imagine mosque in imo city tufiakwa

  12. ogu HenryC

    September 16, 2016 at 11:17 am

    “We need to
    pray for this country so that
    the child it wants to deliver
    better pikin .It’s so sad that
    Nigeria has been pregnant
    since 1960. She was 16-
    years-old when she was
    pregnant. Nigeria is already
    old and still in labour room,
    crying. Who raped Nigeria?
    Who slept with Nigeria?
    Who impregnated Nigeria?
    This wicked people are still
    around. All the president
    needs to do is to write his
    name in gold and to be able
    to do that, he needs not to
    be biased”

  13. promise

    October 2, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    all dis news are dey all true?
    a ghost gave him a hot slap but look at his statement “i went to d land of the dead ” y did he come back

    all sort of lie$_$

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