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 Rochas Okorocha the immediate former governor of Imo has officially declared his intention to run for president in 2023 promising to maintain Nigeria s unity and ensure development Okorocha declaring his intention to run on Monday in Abuja said Nigeria needed a leader who could bring people closer together and give everyone a sense of belonging hellip
Rochas Okorocha joins 2023 presidential race

NNN: Rochas Okorocha, the immediate former governor of Imo, has officially declared his intention to run for president in 2023, promising to maintain Nigeria’s unity and ensure development.

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Okorocha, declaring his intention to run on Monday in Abuja, said Nigeria needed a leader who could bring people closer together and give everyone a sense of belonging, adding that he was the best man for the job.

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Mr. Okorocha had run for the presidency of the country in 2003, 2007 and 2015 and currently represents the Imo West Senate District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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The former Governor of Imo said that he had the skill and ability to forge greater unity among Nigerians, he has built schools for the underprivileged with investments in all geopolitical zones of the country.

“Nigeria needs a compassionate leader who listens to those in need, a leader who can give everyone a sense of belonging. If I say I will make Nigeria more united, believe me, I will do it,” he said.

He challenged other presidential hopefuls to show proof of their ability to stand up for the unity of Nigeria as he has done over the years.

“I challenge all those who want to become president of this country to show what they have done to unify the nation.

“My signature is everywhere in Nigeria. I am not from Sokoto state, but my signature is in the state.

“I am not from Zaria, my signature is in Zaria. I am not from Kano state, my firm is in Kano. I’m not from North Central, my firm is in Jos.

“I am not from the northeast, my firm is in Adamawa and Bauchi. I’m not from the Southwest, but my firm is in Ibadan, Oyo State.

“I am not from South-South, my firm is in Cross River. If I tell Nigerians that I will bring this country closer together, believe me, I can do it,” she said.

He added that although blessed with six biological children, he is a proud father of 25,000 children, whom he adopted and trained in his various schools spread across the country without knowing where they came from.

Okorocha said that most of the children were Fulani, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Efik.

“I have trained more than 5,000 Fulani children, 6,000 Yoruba and more than 10,000 Igbos. I don’t know them. I don’t know their background. What unites us is poverty, because once I was the son of poverty.

“Where poverty persists, ethnicity thrives, where poverty persists, blame is the order of the day. Nigerians are not enemies with each other,” he said.

Regarding the zoning and rotation of the presidency to a certain area of ​​the country, Okorocha said that he was not a candidate for rotation or zoning, adding that he was a candidate for justice.

However, he said there was a need for the southeast or south to properly present their desire for the presidency to be zoned for the region, before other Nigerians.

He said that the unity of the country should be emphasized rather than zoning, adding that for the sake of justice and fairness, the Igbo deserve to produce the country’s next president in 2023.

He charged Nigerians of Igbo origin to note that power is not given, but taken, and called on national APC leaders to ensure a level playing field for all aspirants.

“I am qualified to run more than anyone who wants to run.

“I call on my party, the APC, to allow a level playing field and the Igbo must understand that power is not given, it is taken,” Okorocha said.

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