- As most politicians continue to gear up towards the 2023 general election a whole lot of the bigwigs have shown interest in Nigeria's number one seat
- Some of these bigwigs include a former governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha who is also representing Imo west senatorial district
- To buttress his efforts towards becoming Nigeria's president, Okorocha is being supported by a coalition of northern APC groups in the country
A former governor and the present lawmaker representing Imo west senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, seems to have been gathering a lot of support towards his presidential ambition.
In a recent move, a coalition of All Progressives Congress (APC) Support Groups across the country have launched campaigns to support Okorocha's drive towards Nigeria's presidency in 2023.
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Speaking at the event, the national coordinator of the groups, Sadiq Abubakar, said that no living Nigerian has made any form of achievement that could surpass what Okorocha has done in the country.
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Okorocha recording stellar achievements in the north
Abubakar said in recent times, Okorocha's achievement in the north has been equal to none despite the fact that he is from the southeast.
Also Daily Independent reports that Abubakar said the former governor through his Foundation, has and will continue to touch the lives of northerners by establishing free schools in Kano, Zaria, Sokoto, Bauchi, Jos and Adamawa States.
According to him, most of these schools established by the former governor have catered to the needs of orphans, children with special needs and the less privileged members of the northern society.
‘He is a unifying figure between the north and the south due to his understanding of the cultures of the people of the north and the people of the east."
Okorocha speaks on what APC can do to be loved by the people
Okorocha urged the ruling party to ensure that the presidential position is not micro-zoned to any region of the country.
He said the present administration led by the APC must do all it takes to seek an out of court settlement with Nnamdi Kanu and his group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Jumbo salaries for lawmakers are not enough to cover their efforts
In other news, the former governor said that N13 million as monthly pay for lawmakers of the Red Chambers is not enough.
The senator said every lawmaker should be well paid to enable them to carry out their duties effectively.
In the lawmaker's point of view, Nigeria should have one senator per state as against three being produced by every state of the federation.