Imo State Governor Rochas Owelle Okorocha has ruled himself out of the 2019 presidential race. According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to go unchallenged for a second term in office because he has changed the lot of Nigerians.
Speaking with newsmen, Okorocha said: “I have been running for the presidency until God said I should settle for the Imo governorship.
“My passion to become the President of the country is not borne out of thirst for the position, but had arisen out of the eagerness to offer the nation and her people a strong leadership; the essence would be to build a nation of our collective dreams and aspirations.
“President Buhari came in and, within one year, Nigeria has once again got the doors of the rest of the world opened for her. He has shown courage, confidence, maturity and strong leadership. There is now high feelings of leadership in the country. What he, therefore, needs is to be supported and encouraged.”
Last month, an analysis carried out by the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offenses Commission (ICPC) revealed that most of the states that received bailout funds from the federal government diverted the money for other means. Imo State is among the states in this list.
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