The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha,
has allegedly sealed a deal with the ruling All Progressives Congress,
APC, to become Nigeria’s President in 2023.
Speaking in Owerri, the Imo State
capital, Okorocha told Journalists that as much as he has made up his
mind not to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019
Presidential poll, he would offer himself for the position after the end
of Buhari’s tenure.
“Governor does not fit me. What fits me
is President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I will not contest
against Buhari in 2019, I will do so in 2023.”
Recall, that last month, the former
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, had
warned the Igbos about Okorocha’s aim to rule Nigeria in 2023.
Ihedioha, in an interview with the
Vanguard, had said that Okorocha is going about his ambition the wrong
way, because if any party wants to project him, they would be interested
in his performance.