- The former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has decided to take the bold step and contest the nation's powerful seat in 2023
- This is so as the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha has declared his intention to run for president
- This development was contained in a letter sent to the Senate during sessions on Wednesday, January 26
Abuja- Senator Rochas Okorocha has declared to run for the presidency in 2023 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
On Wednesday, January 26, Okorocha made this known in a letter addressed to the Senate President which was read by Ahmad Lawan at plenary, The Nation reports.
The former governor of Imo state disclosed that he will address a world press conference on Monday, January 31st, 2022 to officially declare his ambition to contest the presidency.
Chairman of the organising Committee, Prof. Aliyu Abdullahi Jibia, maintained that Okorocha is the best man for the job with his intimidating credentials, The Sun added.
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Rochas Okorocha accuses Hope Uzodimma of complicity on Uche Nwosu's arrest
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Okorocha Senator Rochas Okorocha on Tuesday, December 28 suggested elements described as ‘unknown gunmen’ are police operatives from Government House, Owerri.
Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state, made the allegation while speaking to Channels Television in reaction to the arrest of Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.
Nwosu, a former governorship candidate in the state, is a former chief of staff to Okorocha and his son-in-law; reacted to the arrest during a press briefing, accusing the police of arresting Nwosu without a warrant.
He alleged that Governor Uzodimma deceived the inspector general of police, Usman Baba, to arrest Nwosu.
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In another development, presidential hopefuls have been urged to ensure they serve as binding factors rather than brewers of hate and violence ahead of the election.
The call was made by a former head of state in Nigeria, Abdulsalami Abubakar at a dialogue organised by Daily Trust Media.
According to the former head of state, those declaring for one elective position or the other must watch their deeds.