Rochas Okorocha

Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha (b. 22 September 1962) is a Nigerian politician from Imo state, Nigeria who won the 6 May 2011 gubernatorial election in Imo state. He ran on the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform. Rochas defeated his closest rival, incumbent governor Ikedi Ohakim, by a wide margin of votes.

Rochas, an Igbo, was born on 22 September 1962 in Ogboko, Ideato South, Imo State. He attended Juladaco High School, Jos (1976-1981). He studied at the University of Jos (1990-1991), obtaining a diploma in Public Administration. He returned to the University of Jos (1993-1994) to obtain an advanced diploma in Public Administration.Career positions include President, Nigeria Red Cross Society, President/Founder, Rochas Foundation Inc, President, Rochas Group of Companies Limited, Pro Chancellor, African Business School and Former Chairman, Board of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

Okorocha was a Commissioner on the Federal Character Commission and a Member of the National Constitutional Conference. When democracy was restored in 1999, Rochas Okorocha competed in the primaries to be People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor of Imo State, but lost to Achike Udenwa. He moved to the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP), and was an unsuccessful candidate for President on the ANPP platform in 2003. He returned to the PDP, and President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him as Special Adviser on Inter-Party affairs. Rochas Okorocha formed the Action Alliance (AA) party in 2005, planning to become a Presidential candidate for the AA in the 2007 elections. He again returned to the PDP, and in September 2007 indicated that he was interested in becoming PDP National Chairman. After Governor Ikedi Ohakim decamped from the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) to the PDP in July 2009, Okorocha denied that Ohakim had taken over the PDP in the state, saying he was named as leader since he was governor, but a proper PDP congress should be held to decide on policy.

Okorocha decamped from the PDP to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), With APGA he won the 2011 gubernatorial position of Imo state President Goodluck Jonathan congratulated Okorocha on his election, saying the people of Imo State had spoken through the ballot box.

Da na yana raye cikin koshin lafiya - Okorocha ya yi watsi da rahoton cewa dansa ya mutu

Da na yana raye cikin koshin lafiya - Okorocha ya yi watsi da rahoton cewa dansa ya mutu

Da na yana raye cikin koshin lafiya - Okorocha ya yi watsi da rahoton cewa dansa ya mutu
Za’a gudanar da taron APC, Ko da Buhari da Osinbajo suna nan ko basa nan – Okorocha ya bayyana

Za’a gudanar da taron APC, Ko da Buhari da Osinbajo suna nan ko basa nan – Okorocha ya bayyana

Gwamnan jihar Imo, Rochas Okorocha ya ce lallai rashin shugaba Muhammadu Buhari ko mukaddashin sshugaban kasa Yemi Osinbajo a gari ba zai hana taron APC ba.

Za’a gudanar da taron APC, Ko da Buhari da Osinbajo suna nan ko basa nan – Okorocha ya bayyana
Miliyoyin ‘yan Najeriya na shirye da su biya kudin asibitin buhari idan ya gaza – Rochas Okorocha

Miliyoyin ‘yan Najeriya na shirye da su biya kudin asibitin buhari idan ya gaza – Rochas Okorocha

Gwamnan jihar Imo Rochas Okorocha ya bayyana cewa idan shugaban kasa Muhammadu Buhari ya gaza biyan kudin asibitin sa, miliyoyin yan Najeriya zasu taimaka.

Miliyoyin ‘yan Najeriya na shirye da su biya kudin asibitin buhari idan ya gaza – Rochas Okorocha
Gwamna Rochas Okorocha yayi buda baki tare da al'umman Musulman jihar Imo

Gwamna Rochas Okorocha yayi buda baki tare da al'umman Musulman jihar Imo

Gwamnan jihar Imo, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, yayi buda baki tare da al’umman Musulman jiharsa ta Imo, kudancin Najeriya a jiya Litinin, 19 ga watan Yuni.

Gwamna Rochas Okorocha yayi buda baki tare da al'umman Musulman jihar Imo
Check out what happened after lucky couple met Governor Okorocha on their way to church for their wedding (photos)

Check out what happened after lucky couple met Governor Okorocha on their way to church for their wedding (photos)

Lucky couple who were on their way to say their vows in their church has been unable to contain their joy after they came across Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Check out what happened after lucky couple met Governor Okorocha on their way to church for their wedding (photos)
Korar Inyamurai: Matasan arewa sun dauka ta da zafi – inji Rochas

Korar Inyamurai: Matasan arewa sun dauka ta da zafi – inji Rochas

Gwamnan jihar Imo Rochas Okorocha ya kalubalanci kungiyoyin IPOB, MASSOB, da kuma ta matasan Arewa kan kalaman da sukeyi na tunzura jama’a da kuma kawo rabuw

Korar Inyamurai: Matasan arewa sun dauka ta da zafi – inji Rochas
Nigerian politician gives N11m Lexus car to his best-friend (photos)

Nigerian politician gives N11m Lexus car to his best-friend (photos)

NAIJ.com findings show that the Lexus ES 350 car gifted to Okigbo by his dear friend costs $35,175, N11,071,331 when converted to Naira.

Nigerian politician gives N11m Lexus car to his best-friend (photos)
Anambra 2017: Trouble looms for Obiano, as ex-council chiefs threaten to turn against governor

Anambra 2017: Trouble looms for Obiano, as ex-council chiefs threaten to turn against governor

Governor Willie Obiano tends to be getting into the bad books of some ex-chairmen of various local governments. They have threatened to turn their backs on him.

Anambra 2017: Trouble looms for Obiano, as ex-council chiefs threaten to turn against governor
Governor Okorocha's first son graduates from a British University (photos)

Governor Okorocha's first son graduates from a British University (photos)

Afamefula, the first son of Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has graduated from Imperial College London with M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Governor Okorocha's first son graduates from a British University (photos)
Rochas Okorocha visits Olusegun Obasanjo in his Ogun home (photos)

Rochas Okorocha visits Olusegun Obasanjo in his Ogun home (photos)

Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha paid a courtesy visit to former president Olusegun Obasanjo at his home in Abeokuta, Ogun state. NAIJ.com put out pictures.

Rochas Okorocha visits Olusegun Obasanjo in his Ogun home (photos)
See beautiful 'Get well soon' card governors gave Buhari today (photos)

See beautiful 'Get well soon' card governors gave Buhari today (photos)

On Thursday, March 16, some governors under the aegis of Nigerian Governors' Forum met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

See beautiful 'Get well soon' card governors gave Buhari today (photos)
Even at 0ver 70, Buhari is as strong as the average Nigerian – Okorocha

Even at 0ver 70, Buhari is as strong as the average Nigerian – Okorocha

President Buhari had reportedly said he would be hindered to an extent by his age as he would not be able to do the much he would have done as a younger man.

Even at 0ver 70, Buhari is as strong as the average Nigerian – Okorocha
We have laid a solid foundation for the future - Babachir Lawal

We have laid a solid foundation for the future - Babachir Lawal

What we are facing today is a problem caused by our leaders and it is good that those who caused the problems are still facing the wrath of the problem caused.

We have laid a solid foundation for the future - Babachir Lawal
Yanzu yanzu: Osinbajo na cikin ganawar sirri mai muhimmanci tare da Okorocha da Sanusi

Yanzu yanzu: Osinbajo na cikin ganawar sirri mai muhimmanci tare da Okorocha da Sanusi

Shugaban kasa mai rikon kwarya, Farfesa Yemi Osinbajo ya gana tare da Sarkin Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II da Rochas Okorocha a fadar shugaban kasa dake Abuja.

Yanzu yanzu: Osinbajo na cikin ganawar sirri mai muhimmanci tare da Okorocha da Sanusi
3 PDP governors to join APC - Okorocha

3 PDP governors to join APC - Okorocha

Okorocha disclosed that he was in touch with the three serving PDP governors in the South-East, promising that they would soon join him in the ruling APC

3 PDP governors to join APC - Okorocha
Kakakin majalisar Imo na fuskantar tsigewa dalilin burinsa na zama gwamna

Kakakin majalisar Imo na fuskantar tsigewa dalilin burinsa na zama gwamna

Kakakin, Acho Ihim, wanda kuma shine shugaban kungiyar majalisun kasashe renen Britaniya reshen Afrika kuma tsige shi ba zai zama alfanu ba

Kakakin majalisar Imo na fuskantar tsigewa dalilin burinsa na zama gwamna
TENSION as angry Igbos threaten to SHUT DOWN Kano over killing

TENSION as angry Igbos threaten to SHUT DOWN Kano over killing

The Igbos in the south-east are seriously angry with Hausa people and they have threatened to shut down the entire Kano city.

TENSION as angry Igbos threaten to SHUT DOWN Kano over killing
See what Obasanjo and Okorocha were caught doing at #SokotoDurbar (Photos)

See what Obasanjo and Okorocha were caught doing at #SokotoDurbar (Photos)

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha had great fun at Sokoto Durbar riding horses.

See what Obasanjo and Okorocha were caught doing at #SokotoDurbar (Photos)
Okorocha yayi kira ga APC su hada kai domin cika alkawurransu

Okorocha yayi kira ga APC su hada kai domin cika alkawurransu

Gwamna Rochas Okorocha na nuna damuwarsa kan cika aikin All Progressive Congress (APC) tun hawanta karagar mulki fiye da shekara daya

Okorocha yayi kira ga APC su hada kai domin cika alkawurransu
Baccin kokarinka da Najeriya ta rabu – Okorocha ga Sarkin Musulmi

Baccin kokarinka da Najeriya ta rabu – Okorocha ga Sarkin Musulmi

Gwamna Rochas Okorocha na jihar Imo ya yabi sarkin Musulmi, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, akan kokarinsa na tabbatar da hadin kan Najeriya.

Baccin kokarinka da Najeriya ta rabu – Okorocha ga Sarkin Musulmi
Just in: Buhari gets governors backing for THIS policy

Just in: Buhari gets governors backing for THIS policy

All governors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have shown full commitment to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government

Just in: Buhari gets governors backing for THIS policy
Amidst recession, read what APC governors have assured Nigerians

Amidst recession, read what APC governors have assured Nigerians

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured Nigerians that things will change by next year.

Amidst recession, read what APC governors have assured Nigerians
TENSION: Armed robbers hit Owerri filling station

TENSION: Armed robbers hit Owerri filling station

He also noted that the police officers and pump attendants who sustained minor injuries were later taken to hospital for medical treatment.

TENSION: Armed robbers hit Owerri filling station
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