- Former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has said that he is ready to take over power from Buhari in 2023
- Okorocha said he has tried three times to become the number one citizen of the country but failed to achieve his dream
- The senator, however, noted that nothing would stop him to succeed Buhari in 2023
Senator Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state, has declared that he would contest and win the 2023 presidential election.
Daily Trust reports that Okorocha, who represents Imo West at the red chamber, stated this on Thursday, March 11, in Abuja, when a group of youth under the umbrella of ‘Forward with Anayo Rochas Okorocha (FOWARO 2023)’ paid him a courtesy visit.
Legit.ng gathered that the former governor, who is one of the founding fathers of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the nation was going through the most difficult moment sequel to the prevailing insecurity in the land.
“I have contested for the office of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria three times. The first time l ran when l was very young; 20 years ago, and l ran on the platform of ANPP. Later, l ran on the platform of the PDP where l came second and the last one APC in 2014.
“So, l have been in the business of running for this office. This time, it will be the fourth attempt. I am hoping to be the president of the federal republic of Nigeria. Every time l started, l got stopped at the primary level, but this time around when l do run, l must win the race."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, March 10, got the support of Igbos in Lagos to run for the 2023 presidential election.
It was reported that during a visit to a former chairman of Amuwo Odofin local government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, on Wednesday, delegates of the Igbo-speaking community in the state expressed their readiness to give Tinubu the needed backing to get the APC's ticket and become Nigeria's president.
In another report, Okorocha on Wednesday, March 10, met behind closed doors with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
It was reported that the senator representing Imo West senatorial district took the feud between him and Governor Hope Uzodinma to the presidency.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting Okorocha said he would not want an escalation of the disagreement.
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