Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and his
Abia State counterpart, Theodore Orji, mended fences yesterday as they
wined and dined at the traditional marriage rite of Okorocha’s daughter
to the secretary to the Imo State government, Anthony Anwuka.
would be recalled the two governors of the neighbouring states have been
at loggerheads over the controversial sacking of Imo indigenes in Abia
Although Orji, who is also the chairman of
Southeast Governor’s Forum, immediately after his arrival went to his
reserved seat close to Oyo State governor Abiola Ajimobi, political
observers, were of the view that the visit has political significance,
especially the plot by governors from the zone to prevail on Okorocha to
drop his presidential ambition and endorse President Goodluck
However, some other observers at the occasion dismissed any political undertone in Orji’s visit.
to one of the observers who pleaded anonymity “Orji came in his
capacity as the Chairman of the Southeast Governor’s Forum and it was
not political. Abia and Imo are neigbouring states”
his speech shortly before handing the bride over to the groom, said, “I
am happy that my colleagues are here, those who are my friends and those
that give me headache. I am happy that my daughter’s marriage has made
those that give me headache to seat by my side”.