Okorocha drops presidential ambition

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 6th, 2014
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IMO State Governor Rochas Okorocha may have shelved his presidential ambition, opting for a re-election.

Although the governor, who was believed to be nursing a presidential ambition, is yet to make his decision public, The Nation learnt the decision might have been reached after pressure on him to seek a second tenure.

Okorocha’s change of heart, it was gathered, might also not be unconnected with the need for the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the state to present a credible candidate to stand the opposition, especially the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor, in a media chat with reporters at the Government House, Owerri, hinted that he might stay back to lead PDP’s renewed plot to take over the state.

Said he: “I think I may stay back to protect the state from these men, because if I am away, they will come and hijack the state, but if I am around, they know they can’t come back to the state after all they did in the past. The indigenes are mounting pressure that I stay back to continue the good work. If not, I would have gone to take my rightful place.”

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, said although the Imo people had been pressuring Okorocha to seek re-election, he was still consulting on his presidential ambition.

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