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Imo Guber :‘We Won’t Contest APGA's Victory at the Tribunal’

09 May 2011

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Rochas Okorocha ,Imo state Governor-elect

In the spirit of sportsmanship, the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the winner of the state governorship election, Owelle Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), describing the victory as the wish of the people.

Addressing newsmen in his office, the State Chairman of PDP, Chief Eze Duruiheoma (SAN) said  after careful study of the situation in the interest of the state, the party had decided not to go to the tribunal to contest the outcome of the election, even as some of the processes were full of doubts.

“We have carefully studied the entire process that culminated to the results declared. There is no doubt that there were series of incidents which cast a pall of doubt on the exercise. Nonetheless, and in the interest of our state and its hardworking people we have decided to accept the declared result, as the true wish of the people of Imo State”, he said.

According to him, the State chapter of the PDP hereby congratulates Chief Rochas Okorocha. Imo people have spoken and we accept their verdict in good faith.

Meanwhile, the Imo State governor-elect, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has denied being a member of the Ogboni Fraternity since his birth, even as he submits himself to God. He maintained that he would rule with the fear of God while taking the peoples interest at heart through the enthronement of good governance.

Okorocha who was subjected to kissing the Crucifix by the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Diocese, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna at a Pontifical High Mass at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri  Sunday, vowed to remain in the realm of Jesus Christ.

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