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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has addressed his reported health challenges, acknowledging that he indeed went through an unusual experience beyond the physical but "ancestors turned me back saying it was not yet time."

He stated this on Thursday, August 25, shortly after arriving Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, from a foreign trip.

"I am not in a hurry to die; I will live to complete my assignment for Imo people.

"I went to the land of the dead and our ancestors turned me back saying it was not yet time,” he told a large crowd that gathered at the airport to welcome him.

Okorocha, however, claimed reports of his ill health were 'false.'

He stressed that he is healthy and strong, adding that those who wish him dead are enemies of the state.

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Pulse recalls that the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Sam Onwuemedo said last week that Okorocha traveled outside the country to attract investors to Imo.

Shortly after the governor’s departure, it was widely rumoured that he was dead, while some reports in the social media claimed that the governor was critically ill.