– Okorocha says he would run for Nigeria’s presidency after he leaves office as Imo state governor
– He says he is fitter for the job of being Nigeria’s leader than being just a governor
– Okorocha however says he would not run against incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari until he completes his tenure
Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha has confirmed that he is set to run for the position of Nigeria’s president.
The Guardian reports that Okorocha made the confirmation in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Monday, April 10.
According to the report, Okorocha feels he is much better as Nigeria’s president than as governor of a state in the southeast region of the country.
Okorocha told journalists in Owerri that although he has made up his mind about running for Nigeria’s number one job, he would not run against incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari should he choose to run again in the 2019 presidential poll.
He said he would run for the position after President Buhari’s tenure ends. He said: ”Governor does not fit me. What fits me is president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I will not contest against Buhari.”
In a separate matter, Okorocha declared May 6 as Freedom Day and urged Imo state residents to attend the special forum where they would get the opportunity to express their minds.
Meanwhile, we recall that some governors from the South-East region recently announced plans to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the prolonged detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu.
The governors made the announcement in Enugu while addressing journalists after a meeting.