It Is Time For Igbo To Produce President – Rochas Okorocha

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Rochas Okorocha, the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district and former of Imo State has hinted on contesting in the 2023 presidential election.

The former spoke as he received a group called Igbos for Rochas 2023 President, led by Jeff Nwaoha from the five states of the Southeast zone, stated that it is time for the Igbos to produce the next president of Nigeria.

Okorocha noted that all regions have produced a president asides the -East. He said;

“I am happy because you find me worthy. I am happy because you have made huge sacrifices driving through the long distance to meet with me on Nigeria’s presidency. I have read in between lines of your submission. That you a Nigerian presidency of Igbo extraction and you have found me worthy for this . I feel honoured and I am happy.

“Let me salute you in the manner which you have conducted yourself in a peaceful approach and this is commendable.

“It is true that Igbo are highly misunderstood but allow me to say that Igbo are the most peaceful Nigerians and wherever you find them they are building bridges of peace and . The Igbos are the only that have invested outside than what they had invested in their own land.

“Igbo alone cannot make the president of Nigeria. We need the support of regions of this country to produce the president of Nigeria. We need the Hausa, Yoruba and regions to be able to produce the presidency.

“For me, I have run for this office of the presidency using different political parties and up to three times , I have run for the office of the presidency under the ANPP, and the second time under PDP, the third time in , and 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 greater nations of the world economically.

“The North has produced a president, the West has produced the president and the has also produced a president of this country and we have seen all they have done. It is time for Igbo to produce a president and let see how the Igbo will change this country.”