Why I Will Run For President In 2019 – Rochas Okorocha

The Governor of Imo state and the Chairman of All Progressives Congress Governor’s Forum, Rochas Okorocha has highlighted the reasons that can prompt him to contest for President in 2019.

While speaking with youths in his state, Imo yesterday, Governor Okorocha mentioned that he will only contest if the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari does not declare intention to run and if 10 million Nigerians can vow support for him.

“I will not run in 2019 if President Muhammadu Buhari will be running. Even at that, I will not also run at any given time unless 10 million Nigerians endorse me”, he said.

As the clamour for secession gets more fierce from the Biafrans, Okorocha gave his opinion on why he is an uncompromised Nigerian who cannot afford to lose association with any of the geopolitical region.

“I am an Igbo man with Igbo parentage. I was born and raised in the north. The north gave me education, guaranteed my childhood, even when I was not worthy to be called anybody in this world.

“I did all my schooling— primary, secondary and tertiary— in the northern part of this country. I finished and needed to be successful and wealthy. My encounter with someone from the South-West gave me the financial empowerment.

“So you can see that in my person, I have no choice whatsoever but to be a detribalized Nigerian, having been born of Igbo parentage, raised up by the North and empowered by the West. Nigeria remains my constituency.

“Most of you may not know that I am not in politics for self-aggrandizement or as a means to seek livelihood. I am in this job for the glory of the job, not for the profit and for the honour of this job, not for the wealth in it.”

“I believe that one day it will become a manifest truth that somebody somewhere really cared for this nation”, he expressed.

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