Okorocha – I’m Contesting Senate Seat to Represent Igbo Interest
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday said he is contesting the Imo West senatorial district seat in the National Assembly in order to represent the Ndigbo interest.
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday said he is contesting the Imo West senatorial district seat in the National Assembly in order to represent the Ndigbo interest. According to him, he would attract various projects to the state unlike those currently occupying the seat without nothing to show for it. Another reason he cited was to be political relevant even after his tenure as the Governor of the state. “I am going to the Senate for two things: first reason is to represent Imo State and Igboland. “The second reason is to make sure that what is due to us get to us.I want to be politically relevant after I leave office as governor,” the governor said at a press conference inside the Government House, Owerri,
the state capital.Okorocha also took a swipe at the politicians on his state by describing them as local champions who could betray their leaders for peanuts.“Imo politicians are local champions; you can quote me. They can collect peanuts in order to destroy their own. But I respect the Hausa and Yoruba politicians, they respect their leaders,” the governor said. He however called on the people of the state to vote for his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who is the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in the state. He expressed the confidence that Nwosu would continue from where would will stop and develop the state further.He expressed optimism that with him as a senator and Nwosu as governor, the state would witness rapid development.