- Governor Rochas Okorocha says the security situation in the north-east would have been worse, if President Muhammadu Buhari had not intervened the way he did
- Okorocha said the president should be eulogised by Nigerians while he is alive, based on his achievements in the north-east and others
- The governor insisted that President Buhari must be commended, if not for anything, his fight against insurgency and his love for his country
The security situation in the nation’s north-east would have been worse had President Muhammadu Buhari not intervened the way he did, says Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state.
The governor made the comment on Wednesday, January 9 at the Government House in Owerri, while speaking at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem Launch for 2019, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Okorocha lamented over the fact in this part of the world, people condemn their leaders while alive but celebrate them when they are dead, and said the president should be eulogised by Nigerians while he is alive, based on his achievements in the north-east and others.
He said patriotism is not in the love of the law but in the love of one’s country, and that Nigerians should see the need to celebrate the nation’s heroes, both those alive and those that have died.
According to the governor, President Buhari must be commended for the anti-terrorism fight and his love for this country.
Okorocha said: “I want to commend President Buhari for his show of leadership with what is happening in the north-east. I don’t know what the situation in the north-east would have been like if President Buhari was not the president of Nigeria now.
“It would have been better imagined than seen. President Buhari must be commended, if not for anything, his fight against insurgency and his love for his country.
“I am not one of those who campaign for him for what he has done; I campaign for him, for who he is. Buhari means well and he is not a cheat. Buhari will not lie to Nigerians. If he has made any mistake, it is a human mistake but he loves his nation and wants to do the best for this country without counting cost of returns.”
He further told the legionaries: “I am here to encourage you and officially launch this emblem as a remembrance of those who had lost their lives and particularly for the widows who, from time to time remember the wonderful time they had with their spouses when they were still alive and what life looks like now without them.
“Ours is not to support you to sorrow but remind you of the wonderful sacrifices made by your spouses for our nation. This nation is with you and your governor is with you. We are all with you in prayers and we shall support you the much we can.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Rochas Okorocha denied rumours that he had dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Action Alliance (AA).
The governor issued the denial in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
Okorocha expressed amusement over stories claiming that he had dumped the APC; stressing that his faith in President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party remained unshaken.
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