The Imo State Government has denied rumour making the rounds that Gov. Rochas Okorochas fell sick following a ghost attack,0 and has been admitted to an Indian hospital.
Describing the report as false, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, the chief press secretary to the governor, said his principal travelled out of the country to meet investors, and also attend to personal issues, including visiting his daughter who just gave birth.
“The governor had travelled to meet with some of the investors who had invited him for further discussions on the prospects of their coming to invest in the state.
“He travelled with few economic aides, and we informed Imo people and the general public and as God would have it, two days to the planned trip, the daughter gave birth to a baby boy and he would use the opportunity to visit his daughter’’, Onwuemeodo stated.
He attributed the rumour that Okorochas was slapped by ghost to members of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the state.
“We accused PDP of being behind the malicious audio because it came twenty four hours after the convincing defeat of the party by the APC in the re-run elections in Okigwe senatorial zone and the three state constituencies of Isiala Mbano, Oru East and Owerri West,’’ he stated.