- Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state is hopeful of being Nigeria's president someday
- The governor said his current political travails were only strengthening him for the presidential seat
- The outgoing governor said the wishes of his political adversaries concerning him would not come to pass
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has vowed that he will become the president of the Nigeria in future.
Governor Okorocha made the statement on Sunday, May 26 during his valedictory thanksgiving service held at the Government House Chapel in Owerri.
According to him, his current political travails, particularly the seizure of his Certificate of Return as the Imo west senator-elect, were only strengthening him for the presidential seat.
The outgoing governor said the wishes of his political adversaries concerning him would not come to pass, saying “those who want me to go to prison will go to prison before me.”
Sahara Reporters quoted the governor as saying the elite hated him because he decided to approach the affairs of the state differently.
Describing himself as “the most criticised politician” in the country, Governor Okorocha said that all the ploy to stop him from going to the Senate will fail.
His words: “I tell you, I am the most criticised person in Nigeria today. I don’t know why the entire elite hate me with cruelty.
“My Senate ambition is still a battle. More than 30 people have joined the suit to fight me. All these, I will overcome.
“They are only preparing me for the glory ahead.
“Mark it, I will be president of Nigeria. I said this on this altar so that the kingdom of God will rise against those fighting to stop me.
“Also, those who think they will put me in prison will go to prison before me.
“They don’t want me to be at the National Assembly, but I will be there. I know I am the last man standing, but I will not give up.”
He said that 95 percent of Imo indigenes did not understand him and his style of governance.
“Only a few of them later realised that I meant well for the state. I governed the state with passion. I broke protocols and bent the laws, but I never broke laws.
“When I took over the office eight years ago, I wasn’t unmindful that a lot of people will misunderstand me and try to distract me.
“But today, I have left the state better than I met it. I am the architect of the new Imo. I am a satisfied governor,” he said.
Governor Okorocha in recent times, has been lamenting over his treatment by the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okorocha who has been at loggerhead with some senior members of the party, says he has been wondering if all he did for the APC was worth it.
The governor made the comment when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated some projects in the state on Thursday, May 23, adding that he had worked passionately for the ruling party but what he got in return was the seizure of his certificate of return and constant hounding by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission.
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