- Imo state governor had denied allegations that he run a family government
- Rochas Okorocha said there is a possibility of an Igbo person becoming Nigeria's president after President Muhammadu Buhari's leadership
- Okorocha said this during a rally organised by the Imo state commissioner for happiness and purpose fulfillment Ogechi Ololo
The governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has denied allegations that he runs a family government.
Okorocha said the "claim by some elite in Imo state" is unfounded.
Speaking on Friday, December 15, during a solidarity rally by members of the Rochas Mandate Movement for him in Owerri, Okorocha said there is also the possibility of an Igbo becoming Nigeria's president after President Muhammadu Buhari.
The rally was led by the coordinator of the group and the commissioner for the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, Ogechi Ololo.
He added he strives to place committed people into positions they would perform optimally.
Okorocha said: “The people I see here are people who are committed. People that are following me not because of what they could gain from me, but because of what we have done for the world. As it stands, come 2019, I’m contesting for nothing."
But in my heart, I have searched out and resolved that one man has good thoughts about Nigeria in his heart. Secondly, the possibility that leadership will easily get to the Igbos after him. That man is President Muhammadu Buhari.
My coming as a leader in Imo State was by your efforts. No big political bigwig supported me and in my stride, I have brought sitting Heads of states of other countries to Imo state," Okorocha said.
Also speaking, Ololo said the movement will be ready to insure that anyone with the passion to develop the state like the governor will govern the state in 2019.
She said that the people of Imo state afford irregularities or fail to fulfill its mandate on free education, urban renewal among many others.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a group had accused Governor Okorocha of disrespecting the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The group, Friends of Bola Ahmed Tinubu (FOBAT), through its chairman Ayodele Fadeyi alleged that Okorocha had plans to use the APC chieftain to seek political relevance.
Fadeyi in a statement further described Okorocha’s remarks as disrespectful.
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