The Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha in Enugu, on Monday, expressed his intention to contest the presidential election, saying he will become the President of Nigeria in 2015. Declaring to loud cheers from members of the All Progressives Congress at a rally attended by prominent members of the party in the South-East, Okorocha said, “In 2015, I will be the president of the country.
Three months ago when I said I wanted to be president, they asked, “Can an Igboman be president? But now when they count those contesting presidency, they will first count Rochas Okorocha, before Buhari, Atiku Abubakar and Kwankwaso.
When they said they have zoned the presidency to the North, I asked, “When was the meeting held? Now we have zoned it to Igboland. In 2015 there will be a turnaround in the fortunes of Ndigbo.”
Okorocha, who spoke in Igbo and English, said his emergence as the country’s president after the 2015 presidential poll would surprise many, particularly the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to Okorocha, when the presidential aspirants in the APC are counted, he would be mentioned first, before former military Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.