2023 Residency: I Will Beat Tinubu to Clinch APC Ticket, Okorocha Declares

2023 Residency: I Will Beat Tinubu to Clinch APC Ticket, Okorocha Declares

  • Senator Rochas Okorocha has declared that he is the best among all the presidential aspirants of the APC
  • Okorocha, who was a former governor of Imo state, made this known at Eagles Squares on Saturday, March 26
  • According to him, a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would step down for him to succeed President Buhari in 2023

FCT, Abuja - Rochas Okorocha, one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said that he would convince ex-Lagos governor Bola Tinubu to step down for him as the party's presidential candidate.

The Nation reports that Okorocha made this known while fielding questions from journalists at the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention in Abuja.

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Senator Rochas Okorocha said that Tinubu would step down for him. Credit: Rochas Okorocha.
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Legit.ng gathered that the former governor of Imo state noted that he and Tinubu are mostly likely to become major candidates from southern Nigeria.

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He said:

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“Uncle Tinubu and I are most likely to be (the major candidates from southern Nigeria). I know that at the appropriate time, it may be because he is the one pushing up in the southwest and I am in the southeast.
“So let us see what happens between us. And if that is it, I will ask him to relax a bit so that we can move this section forward. The people naturally love me and I think it is because they believe I care, they believe I love and have sympathy for humanity, they believe I am detribalised.
“They believe I do not know religion or tribe, Muslim, Christian, Igbo or Hausa, Yoruba. All I see is a human being and that is what makes the difference on my side.’’

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Nigerians must vote wisely in 2023

Okorocha urged Nigerians to use their voter cards well because it was worth much more than they thought, adding that 2023 would present an opportunity for them to make the right choices.

He said:

“Whether it is for internal democracy or for general elections, you must ensure that you cast your vote right because the voter’s card contains everything.
“It is the education of your children, it is your health, food on the table and security. So I always advise people that the worth of that card in your hand is more than N100 million so do not sell it for N10,000."

The sitting senator said the convention was beautiful and looked peaceful and everyone seemed to be excited because they were all trying to see that the much talked about convention came to pass.

Okorocha expressed gladness that the convention was not hijacked, adding that it was much easier for all if the right things were done.

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Lagos APC leaders back Tinubu’s presidential ambition

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kosofe federal constituency area of Lagos declared their supports for the presidential ambition of Tinubu in 2023.

It was reported that the APC stalwarts made the unanimous decision on Thursday, March 24, during the official launching of Tinubu Support Group (TSG) held at Ojota area of the state.

The leader of the APC in Epe Division, Alhaji Akanni Seriki Bamu, said Tinubu was instrumental to the success of many people across the country politically.

Source: Legit.ng

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