In October 2013, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, appointed Nollywood actress, Shirley Igwe, as his principal protocol officer, a post she held for about two years before quitting to face her acting career.
During her time as the governor’s aide, tongues went wagging that there was an amorous affair between the duo. PUNCH recently caught up with the former Delta soap model and surprisingly, she was not aware of the rumors about her.
However, she was quick to clear the air and talk about her relationship with her former boss.
She said it was only normal for people to have such an opinion. The actress said, “I am not aware that people said I had an amorous relationship with the governor. That is not true. I worked as his protocol officer and that made us quite close.
Apart from handling his guests, I handled every other aspect of his itinerary. I was at every meeting and convention with him, so it is very common and I would not be surprised if they linked us together. If they see a pretty lady everywhere with someone, people would easily jump into conclusion that they are dating.”