I won past elections without big politicians, only God raised me – Okorocha


The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has on Saturday, said that the then leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, late Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu could not raise his hand as the party’s flag bearers in 2011.

Okorocha said this while claiming that all the big names in Imo State never supported him, yet he came out victorious in his elections.

He assured the people of the state that his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who he had earlier endorsed as his successor, won’t disappoint them.

He said he won both the 2011 and 2015 elections without the support of any of the political bigwigs in Imo politics.

Okorocha spoke on Saturday evening when the leaders of the Ideato South Local Government Area paid a courtesy call on him at the Government House, Owerri.

The governor said , “In 2011 , Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Chief Arthur Nzeribe , Dr. Mrs. Kema Chikwe, Chief Hope Uzodinma, Chief Achike Udenwa, Emeka Ihedioha, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume were either in the Peoples Democratic Party or the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria.

“None of them was in the All Progressives Grand Alliance, but I confronted them and God gave us victory over them and we defeated an incumbent.

“When I visited the late Chief Odimegwu Ojukwu, I expected that he would come and raise my hand as the candidate of the party, but he could not do so because he fell sick before the time. Only God raised my hand and we won.”


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