Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has suggested Rochas Okorocha, a former Imo State governor, and his relations to not be discouraged by their present circumstances.
Wike, who admitted he had ready for political difficulties after his tenure, suggested Okorocha to pursue his imaginative and prescient of a brand new Nigeria, including that his present challenges ought to dampen his spirit and drive him to surrender his ambitions.
Okorocha had an ongoing battle together with his successor, Governor Hope Uzodinma, which resulted within the confiscation of his relations’ property. He’s going through an investigation by the Financial and Monetary Crime Fee (EFCC).
He was just lately held for 48 hours by the Anti-Graft Company earlier than being given bail.
Nonetheless, through the dedication of Uche Nwosu’s son (Okorocha’s grandson) in Abuja, Wike famous that the character of the political wrestle that Okorocha and his spouse had been by way of would make them depend on God, not their energy.
He employed the previous governor of Imo State to group up with Nigerians decided to tug Nigeria off the brink of financial collapse.
In line with him, “the political persecution will come, particularly after you step down from workplace. So what you’re going by way of as we speak just isn’t particular for you and your loved ones. I do know they’ll come after me, however I’m ready, I’m prepared for them.
“You need to be robust and belief in God. I do not keep round rulers, particularly not that type of energy as you see in life. I have been searching for governors. I do know if Uche Nwosu is a seated governor you will note a variety of governors right here, if Rochas was governor, you’d have seen a variety of governors right here, life is like this, for me I do not even stay within the authorities constructing now, I’ve parked, although I nonetheless have two years, I am so drained I needed to go.
“Particularly when you’ve got a system that isn’t working properly, the reality must be informed. Lots of people don’t love the reality, that is why they do not like me. They stated this was the APC corridor. I got here right here. I have not seen an APC member. At this time I transformed it right into a Christian corridor. The way in which I do my factor, no person can cease me or inform me who my good friend might be. No person on this nation can inform the place to go, no person. I am glad he is now not in energy so I am getting near him now to study the expertise of those that are now not in energy in order that I’ll get used to it when it hits me.
“Owelle faces a variety of crises. It isn’t straightforward to beat this disaster, however it’s going to come, however it’s over. I need to encourage you and your son-in-law to be robust. In the event you do not, you will not know that God loves you. You’ll undergo these battles in order that you realize that God exists. We went by way of these battles and we’re nonetheless ready to combat them once more. “
“Similar to Rochas, God gave everybody their expertise. After I watch your son-in-law from a distance, I say that you’ve an excellent son-in-law who just isn’t conceited, not a son-in-law who doesn’t perceive what marriage is about, I’d not have come. I might be in Imo State quickly and provides them my opinion. It’s best to thank God. “
The Rivers State governor praised Nwosu and his spouse Uloma for organizing the worship service to dedicate their son to God, including that he survived a number of violent political battles as a result of he by no means stopped thanking God.
Nonetheless, Wike acknowledged that his coming for the kid’s dedication was with out politics or political affiliation, including that his relationship with Senator Okorocha, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chief, started in 1999 when he was chairman of Obio- Akpor Parish of the Rivers State.
“I’ve identified him since 1999 once I was the President of the Council. I did not know him as we speak so I am not leaving individuals for politics or no matter. It’s my character to all the time keep my friendship with individuals. It isn’t primarily based on celebration or politics. Friendship is friendship, ”defined Wike.