- The reported presidential ambition of Rochas Okorocha is facing criticism from the southeast region
- The former Imo governor has not gotten the endorsement from the youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo
- Ohanaeze youths have discredited Okorocha’ candidacy
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo youth wing has ruled out the nomination of former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha as a presidential candidate from the southeast region in 2023.
According to the Sun, the national publicity secretary of the Igbo youth group, Chief Osmond Nkeoma said Okorocha is unfit to contest for the office.
He alleged that the former governor did not record any achievement when he governed Imo state to justify being nominated as a presidential aspirant.
“Okoroccha’s eight years tenure is a monumental waste to the people of Imo, we can not afford to waste that as a nation, he is not fit to be the president of Igbo extraction.
Let him open the flyovers that he built for people to pass, let him rebuilt the China roads that he built, and we can start talking from there.”
Legit.ng recalls that Okorocha has said he would contest for the presidency in 2023 if given the chance.
The former governor said that his motive for the post is based on the need to deal with the issues of insecurity, poverty and the return to national unity.
Okorocha stated that becoming a president has nothing to do with religion or ethnicity.
Meanwhile, following the clamour from southeast leaders for an Igbo to be the next president, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has insisted that the quest was non-negotiable in 2023.
The senator made this known on Wednesday, November 18, after the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Imo state council gave him an award as the “most outstanding performing senator in the southeast 2020.”
Abaribe who represents Abia South at the National Assembly vowed to remain in the forefront for the agitation of justice, equity, and fairness for the southeast region in national affairs.
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