2019: Why I Dropped My Presidential Ambition – Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

IMO state governor, Rochas Okorocha has revealed why he dropped his presidential ambition for the 2019 general election.

Mr. Okorocha who declared interest and contested his party’s primary in 2014 was defeated by incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

Addressing Journalists on the state of affairs in the state on Monday, he said he jettisoned his ambition because of the president’s interest to consolidate on the achievements of his first tenure.

“I am conceding my presidential ambition because of my interest to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s interest to consolidate on the achievements of his first tenure. I will support him whenever he declares his interest to run,” he said.

Rochas pointed out that he has lifted political activities among his lieutenants in the state for the past one month but regretted that the aspirants are still playing hide and seek political activities.

He further cautioned against undue heating up of the political environment as well as playing politics of abuse, hatred, blackmail and insult.

On the controversial letter recently written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, he sees it as an issue concerning two adults who have ruled the country but informed that their differences was resolved at the AU meeting recently held in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, advising Nigerians not to cry more than the bereaved.