Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, earlier on Monday, September 21, has hinted at his interest in running for President in the 2023 presidential election.
Okorocha said his motive for interest is based on the need to address insecurity, poverty and a return to national unity, the Guardian reports.
“My contest for presidency is not just because I want to be president. if am going to be the president for failure or be a president that will not succeed, I don’t want to be a president. But if my presidency will unite this country, then I want to be a president.
“If my presidency will address the issue of poverty and insecurity, then I want to be president.
If my presidency will address the economy of this nation that we will begin to talk like other developed nation, then I want for be a president. And if my presidency will guarantee education for the poorest of the poor, then I want to be a president. Other than these, hold your president and presidency, I am fine.”
The former governor made it clear that becoming a president has nothing to do with religion or ethnicity.
He stated: “I really don’t understand whether people run for president of the federal republic of Nigeria because of where they come from or because of what they can do for the nations – I think these are two different things.
“Sometimes, it looks like when we talk about the presidency it looks like the only qualification you have is where you come from or the religion that you belong and not what you can give to the people, this is where I defer.”
Meanwhile, It was earlier reported that Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, had revealed his grand plan for Nigeria if he became the president in 2023.
The former chief whip in the Senate told journalists in Umuahia, the state’s capital, that if granted the opportunity to take over the presidential seat, he would build a 20th-century economy for the country.