Monday, 30 January 2017

Okorocha: Buhari has 6 more years to spend, Ndigbo should wait till 2023


Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says the Igbo should consider occupying the highest office in the land after the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The governor was reacting to a statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the Igbo should be considered for presidency in 2019.


Speaking with journalists after a meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Monday, Okorocha said his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had become a strong force in the south-east.

“What I do know is that Ndi Igbo should talk about presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari. I think we should support this government,” he said.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has a tenure to work for, four years or eight years according to the zoning arrangement and everybody should follow the zoning though I am not an advocate of zoning.”

Okorocha also said that two governors from the south-east would soon join the APC, and that Ken Nnamani, former senate president, had been nominated to lead the party in the region.


‎”The APC as a party is strong in the south-east. We are trying to rebuild the party and redefine leadership so there will be no confusion,” he said.

“As to whether the APC in the south-east is in disarray as the case as always been; we want to have a united party in the south-east. We are hopeful from all discussions that about two governors will be joining us in the south-east to strengthen the party. Right now, we have agreed that Sen Ken Nnamani should take a lead of the party in the south-east to enable us have a common understanding – along with other leaders like Chief Jim Nwobodo.”

-The Cable

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