Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has condemned the masterminds of the recent rumours that he was slapped by a ghost and subsequently died as a result, saying it was “opposition taken too far.”
The governor who made the assertion yesterday while addressing newsmen at his palatial Spibat residence, Owerri said he was never sick during his overseas trip and even came back with more life and energy to continue his rescue mission service to the state.
He described the rumour as laughable and blamed the rumour which eventually went viral in the media on desperate opposition that is exploiting the gullibility and docility of the public.
Owelle Okorocha declared that he was not attacked by any spirit, as alleged, and insisted that he would not die until he accomplished his assignment on earth.
His words, “Rumours about my death is not true rather I came back with more life and energy. I will not die so soon because I have not completed my mission on earth. God does not protect man but his mission.
“It is laughable that somebody could sit down somewhere and conjure and fabricate such fallacy. It is opposition and enmity taken too far. Zoo never suffered this level of opposition and blackmail.
On the planned relocation of Ekeukwu Market, Governor Okorocha maintained that the market must be moved and advised the traders to commence movement to the new site since the deadline for closure of the market is end of August.
The governor equally directed all mechanics in the city to relocate to the Avu mechanic village warning that henceforth, all marooned vehicles not found at the mechanics village would be impounded a penalty fee of N10,000 imposed on the owner.
He also used the occasion to warn the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, in the state still reluctant to embrace his novelty of three days for work and two days for farming for civil servants in the State to have a change of heart, stressing that the measure was in the best interest of the workers and the state.
The governor regretted that 99.9% of Civil servants in the state are not computer literate and disclosed that 3000 computer literate graduates who would be trained by experts from South Africa would be recruited into the state Civil service to stimulate it.