- Governor Rochas Okorocha has vowed to protect Imolites as they prepare for the 2017 Christmas celebrations
- According to him, this year's Christmas will be the best ever to be celebrated by Christians in the state
- He urged everyone to show love and give helping hands to those in want during the festive period
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has assured residents of adequate security in the state during the Christmas period.
Okorocha gave the assurance in a statement by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, made available to journalists.
He said that the 2017 Christmas will be the best ever to be celebrated by Christians in the state in particular and across the nation.
The governor urged Christians to focus on the promises of God for their lives and not on the problems confronting them, NAN reports.
Okorocha also assured Imo people in Diaspora coming back for the Christmas of their security during the festive period.
He called on all to remember the poor and needy, show love and give helping hands to those in want during the period.
“That is the spirit of Christmas and that is what Christ came for. He came and died for us, that those who have no help can find help.
“ Let us do this to our fellow mortals as a duty we owe each other,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, Governor Okorocha has stated that he won't aspire to be a senator in 2019.
The governor made the comment when about 5,000 members of the Rochas Mandate Movement held a solidarity rally for him in Owerri, on Friday December 15.
The governor's statement is coming at a time most of his colleagues gearing up to leave their respective government houses, are preparing to contest for senatorial positions.
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