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Mixed reactions greet Okorocha’s declaration for presidential race

Reactions have continued to greet Monday’s declaration by former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Recall that Okorocha, now Senator representing Orlu Senatorial zone, who on Monday formally declared his intention to run for the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) come 2023, had tried to change into the president in 2015.

Nevertheless, some folks from the South-East geopolitical zone who spoke to DAILY POST correspondent on Thursday mentioned the transfer indicated desperation on the a part of Okorocha who had tried many unsuccessful occasions to change into Nigeria’s president.

Whereas reacting to Okorocha’s declaration, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State chapter mentioned Okorocha’s presidential aspiration is a monumental mockery to democracy and good governance in Nigeria.

The ruling occasion within the State mentioned as a accountable and responsive political occasion, it acquired the information of Rochas Okorocha’s presidential declaration with sturdy disbelief and consternation.

The occasion, which spoke by means of the State Publicity Secretary Cajetan Duke, mentioned his eight years as governor left Imo in a debilitating state of squalor, social and economically comatose occasioned by gross abuse of rule of legislation, monetary recklessness and administrative rascality and impunity.

In line with the occasion, “it’s an affront to the folks of Imo State, {that a} man underneath whose watch, the enterprise of governance was lowered to a ridiculous low of a household business- the notorious my folks, my folks which later turned to the inglorious my household, my household; my in-laws, my in-laws, the place public property have been barkanized and shared amongst members of the family with reckless impunity, will current himself for the workplace of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Earlier than unsuspecting Nigerians are misled by Rochas bogus claims, manipulative guarantees, evil and pretentious smile, we advise they take a working go to to Imo State, the place 27 uncompleted common hospitals, collapsed Imo Worldwide Convention Middle, Mom and Youngster Hospital, substandard flyover and different infrastructure which stay Rochas indelible landmark and footprints will confront them on arrival.”

Talking with DAILY POST in Owerri, the Director-Common, New Media of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, Imo State, mentioned it’s inside Senator Rochas Okorocha’s elementary proper to contest as a Nigerian.

The social activist mentioned Okorocha is certified and the PDP needs him nicely.

Additionally talking, the Performing Youth Chief of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Mr. Jones Onwuasoanya, mentioned “sure, we wish a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023. And that is nonnegotiable.

“We’ve to get it now however we wouldn’t within the bid to have a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, help and even preserve quiet whereas some, very insensitive, blind, self-centered, clean talkative go round speaking about changing into Nigerian President as a result of they’re Igbo.”

He mentioned “as an illustration, somebody who was governor for eight years and even 4 years, but, doesn’t have a highway to his personal home, ought to fairly be in his home crying for being a disappointment to himself and the State, not speaking about changing into President.”

In the meantime, some southeast stakeholders have accused the ex-governor of aiding the Engr Chidi Ibeh-led factional management of the apex socio-cultural physique in Southeast.

They mentioned {that a} factional physique of Ohanaeze Ndigbo had lengthy opened a parallel secretariat in Enugu led by Okorocha’s former Commissioner, Engr Ibeh. Supply: DailyPost

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