Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has dispelled the rumour making the rounds that his first son, Mr. Ahamefula Okorocha is dead, rather he says the the man is alive, strong and healthy.
This is contrary to social media reports on Sunday that Ahamefule died in London.
The Social Media on Sunday went wild with reports that the governor’s son, Ahamefula Brendan Rocha, had died at The Royal London Hospital located at White Chapel road.
However, Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, has dispelled the claims, describing those behind the reports as agents of Satan.
Okorocha said: “The young engineer is doing very well in his profession.
“How could anybody ever wish his fellow human dead?
“This is strange and we all should discourage this kind of insinuation.’’
The governor recalled that he was recently reported to have died when he travelled overseas on a business trip shortly after he had announced plans to relocate the ancient Ekeukwu Owerri market, situated at the heart of the city.
Other markets marked for relocation are the popular Ama Hausa market, the yam traders and all traders along Douglas road in the capital city, Owerri.
The state government had directed traders in the markets to move out of the affected places to their new locations by Sept. 30, 2016.
The relocation issue had been enmeshed in protest by Owerri women and a court case between the Owerri Indigenes and the state government before the market was eventually relocated on Aug. 26, 2017.
According to Okorocha, the false report on the death of his son is coming only two weeks after the relocation of the market.
“God is the giver of life and nobody can determine how God does his things.
“The general public should disregard such report,” he said.
A statement released by the Imo state government on this matters reads;
The attention of the government and good people of Imo State has been drawn to the false publication on the Social Media, talking about the death in London of Engineer Ahamefula Okorocha, first son of the State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
The fact and indeed, the real story is that, Contrary to the rumour from the Kingdom of darkness, the Young man is hale and hearty and the wish of the wicked ones would never, never prevail over him.
Those who authored the fake death story only showed the level of their frustration and we won’t ask God to help them out or forgive them. They must reap whatever they have sown. The bible says, “tell the wicked it shall not be well with them”. And we do so to those behind this disturbing rumour.
You can begin to ask why human beings created in the image of God would ever wish a promising Young man like Aham death, no matter what could be their reason.
It should also be recalled that sometime last year, when the governor travelled, these evil-minded elements also rumoured his death and that was also when the issue of Ekeukwu Market came up. And this time too, two weeks after the relocation of Ekeukwu Market, they have come up with the same death story and this time, the governor’s first son.
What these disciples of anti-Christ do not know is that God owns and holds life. And that is why the Igbos would name their Children “Chinwendu” (God owns life) and “Chijindu” (God holds life).
The general public should please disregard the death rumour. It is not true.