The Senator representing Imo West senatorial district and former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, said that the time is ripe for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction to emerge.
Okorocha said, “I have read in between lines of your submission. That you want a Nigerian presidency of Igbo extraction. And you have found me worthy for this position. I feel honored and I am happy.”
“Let me salute you in the manner which you have conducted yourself in a more peaceful approach and this is commendable.
“For me, I have run for this office of the presidency using different political parties and up to three times now, I have run for the office of the presidency under the ANPP, and the second time under PDP, the third time in APC, and now If I must run it is for the unity of Nigeria.
“If I must run, it must be for the empowerment of the youths of Nigeria, and if I must run for the presidency, it will be to make this nation compete with other greater nations of the world economically.”