Serving Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has last week cleared all doubt about his presidential ambition. The governor spoke in Owerri, the state capital, while hosting a team from The Sun Publishing Company Limited, publishers of The Sun titles.
The governor, who had competed for the presidency of the country before with no success, has revealed that he would still like to achieve the dream. And he seeks to use his current position as governor of Imo State to finally make this dream a reality.
In his words, “I am here to demonstrate my vision and leadership skills… If I am going to contest for president in 2015, then my one term ends. If I am going to contest for president in 2019, then it is better to face what I am doing. But the truth is that my ambition to run for the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not cancelled.”
The politician who is renowned for his philanthropic works all over the country, especially in the northern part of the country, also did not fail to point out how he feels the PDP has failed him tremendously in his political ambition.
According to him, “Through all my political life, PDP has failed me. First, I wanted to be governor under the PDP. It was taken away from me. I wanted to be a senator, I went under PDP and won, but they denied me the ticket. I came to run for president under the PDP, and I came second. Then, I wanted to be the national chairman, it was not possible. I wouldn’t have achieved my political ambition under PDP. If I had gone for the governorship under PDP in 2011, Ohakim would have stopped me at the primary. That’s to tell you my odyssey in PDP. I have paid my dues in PDP, thinking that the PDP has internal democracy. The party has a problem of internal democracy.”