Rochas Okorocha is a Nigerian politician of Igbo extraction from Imo State. He is the senator representing Imo West Senatorial district in the 9th Nigerian Senate. He was also a former Governor in Imo State. Here’s his Biography, Age, Net worth, Wife, Parents, Education, Children, etc.
Who is Rochas Okorocha?
Rochas Okorocha is a Nigerian politician. He 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 the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor of Imo State but lost to Achike Udenwa.
Full name: Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha
Date of birth: 22 September 1962
Place of birth: Ideato South, Imo State
State of origin: Imo State
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Okorocha
Education: University of Jos
Spouse/Wife: Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha
Net worth: $ 1.4 billion
Children: 6 children (3 girls and 3 boys)
Occupation: Politician, businessman, Philanthropist
Marital status: Married
Political party: All Progressive Congress
Political offices held: Commissioner on the Federal Character Commission and a Member of the National Constitutional Conference, Governor of Imo State (2011–2019)
Awards: Leadership par Excellence’ Award by The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria
When democracy was restored in 1999, Rochas Okorocha competed in the primaries to be the 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 ran for the party’s presidential nomination but a disappointing result in the primary in 2003 ended his ambition. He returned to the PDP, and President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him as Special Adviser on Inter-Party affairs.
Rochas 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 A leader since he was governor, but a proper PDP congress should be held to decide on policy.
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