Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha was seen on Sunday, anointing members of a congregation in a church where members were asked to bless each other.
In defense of the governor, one his aide, Mr. Ebere Nzewuji, confirmed that the governor had been part of an anointing service in the state capital of Owerri where the congregation had been asked to bless each other. He continued by saying it was laughable that anyone would assume the governor would suddenly become a cleric.
Owelle Rochas Okorocha who is at the verge of completing his second term as the Imo state governor is known to be an attention seeker who in October 2017, stunned everyone when he unveiled a giant bronze statue of former South African President Jacob Zuma. Mr Okorocha was accused of wasting scarce resources – and came in for criticism as Mr Zuma faces corruption charges in South Africa, which he denies. The governor now has 10 statues of former African leaders – much to the indignation of many in the state.
He has also set up a new Imo state department called the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, headed by sister, in December last year.
Rochas is currently battling factions within his own political party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, following the accusations he wants his son in-law to succeeds him as the Executive Governor of Imo State.