I Didn’t Convert Christians To Islam, Says Okorocha

Rochas OkorochaGovernor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has denied a report published by an Owerri-based newspaper that he converted some Christians to Islam.

Speaking during a debate organised by the state chapter of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), the governor also condemned the recent attack on his person, and warned against the use of religion to destabilise the country.

Okorocha, who said he is a devoted Christian and that he contributed to the building of the National Worship Centre in Abuja, wondered why anyone should make such allegation against him.

He described the allegation as falsehood purported to cause problem between him and the Catholic Church.


The governor noted that he can never be involved in such a thing and urged Imo indigenes to disregard the rumour.

He also explained that he contested the governorship position in 2011 to liberate Imo indigenes from poverty and bondage and assured that his administration would do its best to eradicate poverty through massive industrialisation.

In his speech, chairman of PFN, Bishop Maxwell C. Korie, said the debate was to give governorship candidates opportunity to present their programmes to the people and to also pray for them.

He described Okorocha, as a true Christian with the fear of God.

Governor Okorocha is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and will face stiff contest to retain his seat from Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha (PDP) and ex-Minister of the Interior, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho.


  1. The Imo electorate should be
    very careful with the PDP in Imo state who is never see anything good in Okorocha’s administration.They now used religion to tarnish his image because of Hon Ihedioha. For 16 years of the PDP in Imo,I can’t identity a single project build and commissioned by Our President.The political atmosphere is heated all the federation change in eminent. Imo people should not be deceived because of Honourable Ihedioha,who has suddenly remembered Imo state now after 16 years of PDP. APC is the only party to vote to enabled our Governor to accomplish his developmental programme,PDP has nothing to offer us in South East. Vote for free education ,good roads ,infrustructural amenities & continuity of good Governance.God bless Imo people.

  2. Okorocha is a disgrace to Christendom. I pity the future of Christianity in Nigeria. its a shame how denomination has turned us upside down. We have become too conscious of money and hatred for ourselves.


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