INEC: Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha Is Imo Governor-Elect

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OWERRI, May 07, (THEWILL) – The candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha has been declared winner of the Imo State Governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

According to the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Hillary Ode Edeoga, Okorocha defeated incumbent Imo State Governor, Mr. Ikedi Ohakim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to clinch the governorship seat of the state. He polled 336,859 as against Ohakim’s 290,496, while Ifeanyi Ararume of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) polled 107,068.

With results declared from 26 out of the 27 Local Government Areas of the state, having successfully concluded the supplementary governorship election in three of four LGAs on Friday, May 06, 2011, Owelle Okorocha was declared winner having fulfilled all other constitutional requirements.

The commission cancelled election in Oguta Local Government Area following the discovery of electoral fraud allegedly orchestrated by one of the political parties with the support of INEC officials. Security agencies have since apprehended those involved.

Oguta LGA is the strongold of former Senator, Chief Arthur Nzeribe.

87 Comments on "INEC: Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha Is Imo Governor-Elect"

  1. Iykecollins | May 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Reply

    Imolites can now breath freely again that the monster called Ohakiha has been immured. Up Rochas..u can now apply your theory of rochanomics which naija did not allow you then in Imo. I admire your vission

  2. GOOD EXULTATION FOR INEC IN ELECTION 2011,HOWEVER WHAT IS THE LEGAL IMPLICATION OF A LOCAL GOVT IN IMO STATE BEING DENIED OF THEIR CIVIC RIGHT IN SELECTING THEIR GOVERNO,

  3. Rev. Fr. JD,JP | May 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Reply

    The era of godfatherism is over. Money no longer count. Prayer and people’s votes speaks louder and clearer. The politicians have a lot to learn. If not, next four years we shall decide again. Bravo, Goodluck Jonathan for a free and fair election. To God be the glory!!!

  4. Big congratulations my People. God has done it again. When our God Opens a door, no one can close it. At last, Imo state is recovered from the hands of the devourers- Ohakim and his agents. Let us rejoice for our Lord is good and let His name be glorified for ever and ever Amen.
    My brother Rochas, seek God’s Wisdom and Knowledge and you will be a successful leader. God bless imo State.

  5. I will continue to doff my cap for GEJ who promised a free and fair elections and to Jega who implemented the promise, one thing is certain that nigerians have woken up to their rights to choose their own leaders, i congratulate my fellow brethren from imo for choosing rightly, we will continue to set the pace.

  6. Augustine Uche (Frm Accra-Ghana) | May 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Reply

    Owelle, congratulations. Now like my brother has said, seek the wisdom of God first and you will make it like late Dee Sam Mbakwe. Now you have to understand that it’s not the God fathers that elected you, but the ordinary people of Imo state, so no excuses if you fail. Do not allow Iwuanyanwu and the dieing Arthur Nzeribe to come near you. Please try and embrace everybody, no matter his party affiliation.
    What we need most is good and quality road net works and sound education and your name will be written in Gold.
    God be with you.

    • I lyk wat Augustine said.I jst pray Rochas doesn’t disappoint his people cos it was neida godfatherism nor nepotism that made him governor elect of Imo. If i’m privileged to see Rochas now,all i’d tell him is,PLS,MAKE D PEOPLE PROUD..I BELIV IN U,OWELLE

  7. rochas is the kind of man the people of imo state wants

  8. Yes this a change of reality, an indication that IMO must be beter. who said Nigeria will not change it just a mertter of who is invole, Goodluck has shown that we can if the right people are giving a chance.AS for Governor electOWELLE ROCHAS it is time to show the stuff he is made of
    I wish him goodluck

  9. god is working,imo on the move again.up rochas

  10. rochas is the man imo state need 2 rescue them.

    • SIR. CONGRATULATYION MY ROCHAS I TRUST U AND I KNOW WHAT U CAN DO FOR IMO PEOPLE AND I BELIEVE 2015 U WILL BE MY PRESIDENT BECAUSE U BESERVE IT.THANK

  11. SIR. CONGRATULATION MY ROCHAS I TRUST U AND I KNOW WHAT U CAN DO FOR IMO PEOPLE AND I BELIEVE 2015 U WILL BE MY PRESIDENT BECAUSE U BESERVE IT.THANK

  12. Its a new dawn! Its d begining of beta tns 2come! Now d ppl’s mandate counts! I hv bn in exile symbolically cos we happened 2b in d hands of some animalistic dictators. Am now a free man. I now hv my say. Congrats once more ‘the ppl’s choice’… Imo kwenu! Imo kwenu! Imo kwesuo nu ooo! D Imolites deserves a special mention 4 their tenacity in protecting their mandate even in d face of fearsome threats, harsh weather, n stern looking soildiers. This’s wat u r known 4. I hail u all. I’m indeed proud of u guys! Ikiri has gone back 2d zoo where he right belongs. Pop pop pop champagne. Imo is agog wt happiness n great sigh of relieve.

  13. I thank God that Nigeria is comming to a stage where the party you belong will no more count but the personality of the contestant.
    God has not finished with Nigeria.

  14. Our own Owelle, The Rochas we know. Congratulations not only for you but the entire good people of Imo State. My request is Sound Education for our children, Portable Water for the entire State, Agricultural Developments, Massive creation of Jobs/ Industrialization of our State, Try and build an ultra modern multipurpose business Plaza/ Mall for Tourism. Hope that with these projects, our state will be greater for live. May God help you and bless you, long life Imo State.

  15. Congratulations, May the good God guid you and protect you as you lead Imo to the promise land.

  16. Acho Milliki | May 8, 2011 at 5:20 am | Reply

    Ikiri, courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Why are you sitting down helplessly moping like moron? Why you don’t want to join all the Imolite in the celebration of the victory of Owelle ndi Igbo ji eje mba. You should have thank your star that, the peoples mandate was not robbed and denied because, it would have been very detrimental and disastrous for you, your entire generation and all the political traders in Imo state. All the Imo Diaspora would have showed you that Imo state nwere mmadu.

  17. Acho Milliki | May 8, 2011 at 5:35 am | Reply

    As we are celebrating the victory of Owelle ndi Igbo ji eje mba, we should also thank almighty God in heaven for sending Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha to come and deliver the children of Imo State because, we have wandered so long in the wilderness under the bad governance of all the political traders in Imo State. We should ask God to grant him wisdom, long life and prosperity.

  18. MAY THE PEACE OF THE LORD BE WIT IMO STATE

  19. NWACHUKWU CHRIS. | May 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Reply

    THANK GOD FOR GIVING US THE MAN OF OUR CHOICE, THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE AND HOPE OF THE YOU. CHIEF ROCHAS OKOROCH (OWELE NDI IGBO).

  20. CHIEF ROCHAS OKOROCHA! YOU ARE THE HOPE OF THE YOUTH0 CONGTATULATIONS. THE IMOLITES LOVE U SO MUCH AND WE WILL KEEP PRAYING FOR GOD TO STRENGTHEN YOU TO LEAD YOUR PEOPLE TO A GREATER HEIGHT. GOODLUCK OUR RELIABLE MAN.

  21. Chideraa is ur name henceforth. Pls neva u forget d masses dat voted u in.we love u dearly!

  22. Chidiebere Nduanusi | May 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Reply

    Unlike the outgoing devil, Ohakim, remember you are now seen as a “saint” who is non-tested, non-proven and unstained in d douglas house. Don’t betray the confidence we have in you as we believe that you have all it takes to put smiles on our faces

  23. Mr.Innocent Nwosu N. | May 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Reply

    Do not loose sight of unity Government and always err on the side of caution.

    Avert obsolete advice and focus more on innovatives for quality and efficient service delivery.

    Review past mistakes to make the present an enduring one.
    Consolidate on life experience and philantropy in your leadership quality to make difference.

    Revert to equity to accommodate inordinate ambitions as prerequisite to sustaining true democracy in Imo state.

    Never allow your tenure to divide the corporate existence of Imo state.
    Make definite inroads into building an egalitarian state with high disciplinary potentials and respect to rule of law.

    Integrate into the state with young,intelligent and dynamic personnels of greater human resource and marketing flexibility,drive and ambition to achieve target.

    Think beyond APGA as your maker because your victory is already destined.

    Always Glorify God.

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S.

  24. pastor peter igwe | May 24, 2011 at 11:38 am | Reply

    congratulations,
    i thank God that he gave you the grace to come up to lead imo state. even though i will say that you have over grown the level of governor counting on what you have done so far most people who has been governor has not done it to people
    but is good you start here but will wish to see you in the house of rep looking forward to the presdency in future
    God bless you
    pastor peter igwe
    LIFE OF CHRIST REVIVAL @ DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES SOUTH AFRICA

  25. Korie Chisom | June 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Reply

    Bravo! Bravo!! The man of imo, the pple’s choice. Ride on, God is with u.

  26. Mr chibuzor martins | June 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Reply

    I am one of the son of the land in Imo State but i stay in Ghana, God has later brought a real leader in IMO state. I will there soon to see him one -one. The land of hope for all.

    Best regards,
    Chibuzor

  27. This Okorocha don dey since when i dey primary school? 1999 he still dey make monies like never before. I am glad Naija is hopeless until God kill off this politicians, nothing will ever changed, I pray they suffered heart attacks on a grand scale

  28. loads of beneficial stuff to digest

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