- Governor Wike has advised Okorocha to be strong and trust God amid his political travails
- The Rivers state governor urged Okorocha who is a former Imo governor not to allow his current circumstances to derail his ambition
- Okorocha was battling his predecessor who is probing his administration before also landing in the EFCC net
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has advised Rochas Okorocha, a former Imo state governor, not to be discouraged by his current circumstances.
The Rivers state governor noted that the kind of political battle Okorocha and his wife had been through would cause them to rely on God.
According to him, Okorocha's present challenges are meant to dampen his spirit and force him to abandon his ambition.
He, however, advised Okorocha to continue to pursue his vision of a new Nigeria, Vanguard also reported.
"Political prosecution will come, especially after you have left office, so what you’re going through today is not peculiar with you and your family."
Governor Wike who advised Okorocha to trust God said he was already preparing himself for the life after office.
"I know they will come after me but am prepared, I am ready for them. You should be strong and put your trust in God."
Legit.ng notes that Okorocha is facing a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was recently detained by the anti-graft agency for 48 hours before he was granted bail.
Okorocha has also been having a running battle with his successor, Governor Hope Uzodinma, resulting in the seizure of properties belonging to his family members.
Victor Orun said:
"He should put his trust in the God he don't have fear for.... when he was in power how does he rule the good people of IMO state."
Fadayomi Victor Mayokun said:
"Do politicians serve God? Why putting his trust in God that he doesn't serve or hv the fear of, while in Power."
Fadip E. Nanman said:
"He is the cause of all what is happening to him, selfish politicians"
Okorafor James said:
"Waooo, in times like this they will remember God but when they are ordering the killing of innocent people they will not remember that there is God. What goes around comes around."
Meanwhile, Okorocha has spoken about the circumstances surrounding his release from the custody of the EFCC.
The former Imo governor disclosed that some prominent people helped to secure his release.
According to his spokesperson, an unnamed governor from the south-south region, an emir, and a former senator from the north assisted in securing his freedom.
In other news, Okorocha has told a former chairman of South-East Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, that he does not regret sacking him as a traditional ruler.
Okorocha said this when Ilomuanya challenged him at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, on Sunday, March 28.
The traditional ruler on sighting Okorocha accused him of being the cause of his present-day predicaments. This prompted Okorocha to respond.