25 August 2016
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo says he is not in a hurry to die but will 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 at the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, from a foreign trip.
Addressing a large crowd that gathered at the airport to receive him, Okorocha described the rumours of his poor 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.
Okorocha’s spokesman, Sam Onwuemedo, had said last week that the governor travelled 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 had worsened.