This was disclosed 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 a 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 an hospital and subsequently flown overseas for treatment.
He was accompanied by the governor and the Imo First lady.