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A former governor of Imo State, Sen. Rochas Okorocha has come out to clarify that there is no political relationship between him and the immediate past governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha.
Okorocha who made this known while speaking with a select group of journalists at his Spilbat mansion in Owerri, the state capital, insisted that his relationship with Ihedioha had nothing to do with politics.
The ex-governor maintained that those who are amplifying his visit to Ihedioha’s house in Mbaise recently were making mistakes.
Responding to a question from one of the newsmen on what is the meaning of the recent mutual relationship between him and Ihedioha could be ascribed to Okorocha who ruled the state between 2011 and 2019 said that there was nothing politically special between him and Ihedioha.
Okorocha said ‘I have no political romance with Ihedioha. I don’t have one and I don’t intend to have any. I visited Ihedioha’s house because of the death of his Mother. I know what it means to lose a mother and it was incumbent on me to identify with him at the moment of his grief. It is biblical. There is nothing special about it.’
Recall that Okorocha had last week appealed to the federal government of Nigeria to intervene to arrest the growing insecurity and rural migration in the state.
He expressed concerns that the federal government is unaware that several local governments have been deserted in the state due to insurgency.
Okorocha made the disclosure while interacting with journalists at his Spilbat residence in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Tuesday.