The Senator representing Imo West senatorial district and former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, mentioned that the time is ripe for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction to emerge.
Okorocha spoke in Owerri, when a group known as Igbos for Rochas 2023 President, led by Jeff Nwaoha, from the five states of the Southeast zone, visited him.
Okorocha mentioned that every one areas have produced a president and it’s solely the Southeast area that’s but to occupy the primary place.
It was Okorocha’s imagine that the Igbo would do a brand new factor in Nigeria, ought to they be given the possibility in addition to to make Nigeria larger to compete economically with different developed nations of the world. The Senator mentioned:
“I’m blissful since you discover me worthy. I’m blissful as a result of you might have made large sacrifices driving by way of the lengthy distance to fulfill with me on Nigeria’s presidency. I’ve learn in between strains of your submission. That you really want a Nigerian presidency of Igbo extraction and you’ve got discovered me worthy for this place. I really feel honoured and I’m blissful.
“Let me salute you within the method which you might have carried out your self in a extra peaceable method and that is commendable. “It’s true that Igbo are extremely misunderstood however enable me to say that Igbo are probably the most peaceable Nigerians and wherever you discover them they’re building bridges of peace and economic growth.
The Igbos are the one folks that have invested extra outdoors than what that they had invested in their very own land.” He added: “Igbo folks alone can’t make the president of Nigeria. We want the assist of different areas of this nation to provide the president of Nigeria. We want the Hausa, Yoruba and different areas to have the ability to produce the presidency.
“For me, I’ve run for this workplace of the presidency utilizing completely different political events and as much as 3 times now, I’ve run for the workplace of the presidency below the ANPP, and the second time below PDP, the third time in APC, and now If I need to run it’s for the unity of Nigeria. If I need to run, it have to be for the empowerment of the youths of Nigeria, and if I need to run for the presidency, it is going to be to make this nation compete with different larger nations of the world economically.
” Okorocha identified that, “The North has produced a president, the West has produced the president and the South-south has additionally produced a president of this nation and we’ve seen all they’ve completed. It’s time for Igbo to provide a president and allow us to see how the Igbo will change this nation.”