The Imo State governor “Rochas” Okorocha was christened Ethelbert Anayo Okorocha.
His opponent Emeka Ihedioha’s campaign team has insisted on always addressing Okorocha by his real name.
I have been investigating why the change to “Rochas” without much luck. Even a close relative of the man could not come up with any coherent answer why he switched from Ethelbert to “Rochas”.
I would have changed my name if it was Ethelbert, but I think Anayo is a great Igbo name. But the man just pulled out a name from thin air.
There is a suspicion that the change of name may have been for dubious reasons in relation to Okorocha’s dodgy business dealings in the past. But we are not yet in a position to confirm or deny.