But for patronising fate, Aham Okorocha, would have suffered that short, transitory spasm which consequence manifests as death. Few nights ago, he evaded the long, cold clasp of death.

Yes, its often said, decay and disease are never beautiful they bring perfect misery to the fairest of mortals’ imperfect body and soul, like the translucent tear of the shellfish and the hectic glow of high fever. Ask Governor Rochas Okorocha, he knows better now. It almost snuffed life out of his Son, Aham, and cast his family in the vicious grip of inconsolable grief some days ago. About the same period President Muhammadu Buhari’s son was hospitalised after a bike accident, the first son of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Aham Brendan also took ill and flown overseas for urgent medical attention.

This was disclosed last Sunday afternoon at Uburu, Ebonyi State at the country home of former governor of old Abia State and serving minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, during an all-important South-East zonal meeting of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

It was observed that the Imo state chairman of the APC, Chief Hilary Eke, was the only state chairman of the party missing at the event while Governor Okorocha’s conspicuous absence was excused by the host, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. While presenting his goodwill message to the party leaders, Onu explained the absence of Okorocha, saying, “I had been in communication with Governor Okorocha and he had assured me that he would attend this meeting but sometime last week, the governor called me to explain that he may not be able to attend after all as his son had taken ill and had been hospitalized in London.” Also, Government House sources, however, confirmed that during the Christmas week, Aham Okorocha, a first Class Engineer, had slumped and had to be rushed to a hospital and subsequently flown overseas for treatment. He was accompanied by the governor and the Imo First lady.