Senator Rochas Okorocha
Former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo North senatorial district on the Nationwide Meeting, Rochas Okorocha has acknowledged that there’s nothing like Igbo Presidency.
In keeping with Rochas Okorocha, the 2023 election needs to be about who can create jobs, deal with the affairs of the nation and supply safety. He additional acknowledged that there’s nothing improper with anybody contesting elections for the workplace of the President, Republic of Nigeria.
He advised The Solar “I don’t suppose that there’s something known as Igbo Presidency in Nigeria. We don’t have any of such nomenclature as Igbo Presidency.
“What you’ve got is a Nigerian Presidency or Nigerian President. What you may be asking can be what do you make of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction. I feel that’s the query you’re asking. That’s the query.
“Completely, democracy is concerning the individuals and the South East will not be by itself. It’s half and parcel of this nation. And it’s potential. However it’s potential with helps of different states and different ethnic teams.
“There is nothing improper with anybody contesting elections for the workplace of the President, Republic of Nigeria.
“However now we have come to a really essential second in our nation’s political historical past to say that sentiments of the place you come from mustn’t decide the place you maintain on this nation. Quite, we should always begin searching for people who have one thing upstairs and who can afford to result in improvement and the dividends of democracy on this nation.
“You’ve got loads of them in Igbo land. There are lots of them who can do this. So, you can not simply be a president since you need to be a president.
“If you wish to be a president as a result of you may assure safety on this nation, you may result in harmonious co-relationship among the many numerous ethnic teams on this nation; after which you may put meals on the desk for the frequent man and create jobs for the youth of this nation.
“That is what needs to be the factors for the Nigerian President and never the place you come from. Through the years, now we have been on this custom of the place you come from as a determinant of what place you maintain and that has not given us the very best outcomes.
“And so, we should develop above that and start to consider individuals who have the capability, the potential to deal with the affairs of this nation and make it an enormous of Africa that it needs to be.
“Whether it is on that notice, I agree with all people that we’d like a Nigerian President, however he’s and needs to be for all Nigerians.
“The opposite problem is that more often than not, now we have allowed our primordial sentiments to regulate the political ambiance of this nation and that has not yielded the optimistic outcomes. I need to say at this time limit, allow us to search for credible individuals, allow us to search for anyone, at no matter degree.
“Be it on the native authorities degree, senatorial or be it on the governorship degree. Let the people who have the capability and might create jobs, deal with the affairs of this nation. That’s what I consider in.”