UPDATE: Okorocha’ll Run For 2015 Presidency Under APC – Imo Deputy Gov

Rochas OkorochaYesterday, we reported that the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, may contest the 2015 presidential election, according to his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere.

In a more comprehensive report, Information Nigeria learnt that he hopes to achieve that dream on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Madumere, who made this disclosure yesterday in Abuja while speaking with journalists, also noted that the faction of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, loyal to the Plateau State governor, Da Jonah Jang, is merely acting a script.

Madumere said: “I can tell you it is no secret: everyone knows that Owelle Rochas Okorocha ran one of the best races towards Aso Villa in 2002/2003 and 2007. So, as I speak to you, that has not left his mind. His Excellency will like to take another shot at the plum office.

“Of course, as a Nigerian, he has every right to run for any office. Whether he operates from the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA or the APC, it does not matter. He can only follow the trail. What constitutes the electoral college of this nation are the North- West and the South-West. In the North, they brought the All Nigeria peoples Party, ANPP and the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC.

“Whether you like it or not, the CPC will stay. When you go to the West, they brought everything they have, whether you call it AD or ACN. When you go to the South-East, the PDP has made the area politically useless. All the promises the President made prior to his election, not one of them has been kept. Now, who are we looking up to keep all these promises? That man is Rochas Okorocha.”

On the crisis plaguing the NGF which he said is political, Madumere stated, “You know everything that is happening is leading to somewhere and certain quarters of the political system believe that whoever has taken control of Governors’ Forum will have the upper hand.”