- Senator Rochas Okorocha threw a jibe at his co-contestants at the APC presidential primary election in Abuja
- According to the former governor of Imo state, he is the only aspirant who made money before joining politics
- Okorocha also stated that he is known as the grand commander of free education across the country
Eagles Sqaure - Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, former Imo state governor, made a damning allegation about his fellow contestants at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election on Tuesday, June 7.
Making his case for the votes of the delegates, Okorocha reminded them he was a billionaire before he came into government.
“Everyone contesting today was made by the government. I made money before office.”
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He also thanked God that he was able to attend the exercise, saying if it was done earlier, he would have missed it.
“If this convention had taken place on the 30th, I won't have been here because I was somewhere in detention.”
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arrested Okorocha in a commando style at his Maitama residence days before the convention.
Okorocha, who also currently represents Imo West Senatorial District at the Nigerian Senate, described himself as the General Commander of Free Education in Nigeria.
Okorocha also warned:
“All these dramatic political jingoism which is going on here. does not address the matter before us. I don't want anyone to step down for me if you can step down the sufferings of Nigeria.
“If we keep doing this politics the same old way, we shall continue to get the same result.”
Okorocha yet to record a single vote as counting continues
Meanwhile, as Legit.ng reporters continue to monitor the ballot counting at the Eagles Square, Okorocha is yet to record a single vote as at the time of this report.
The former Imo state governor was expected to pull some weight in the exercise, but it doesn't seem like he is a force to reckon with.
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According to him, the APC needed a candidate that could poll substantial votes in northern Nigeria to win the 2023 presidential election.
The lawmaker said that he remained the only aspirant with a nationwide acceptance within the ruling party.
EFCC will come after some aspirants after primary, says Tunde Bakare
On his part, Pastor Tunde Bakare predicted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will go after some of the aspirants that contested in the ongoing APC presidential primary which commenced on Tuesday, June 7.
The founder of the Citadel Global Community Church made the prediction while canvassing for votes from the delegates.
The fiery cleric who was visibly upset, lamented over the monetisation of the process.