Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State yesterday dismissed the reported endorsement of the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, for the state governor’s seat in 2015 by maverick politician, Senator Arthur Nzeribe, as a sign of failure.
According to him, Nzeribe has never supported a credible candidate for elective position.
The governor, who was reacting to some media reports of the endorsement of Ihedioha by the Oguta-born politician, said he did not wish to be endorsed by him as it would be a sign of failure.
Recall that Senator Nzeribe had vowed to ensure that Okorocha does not return as governor of Imo State.
Speaking to journalists at Government House, Owerri, Okorocha said Nzeribe had not been known to support a credible and masses-oriented candidate throughout his political career, describing his (Nzeribe’s) present political style as old-fashioned.
“I pray that Nzeribe do not endorse me, because he is bad news. He has never been known to endorse anybody in a better way, his song is old-fashioned and no longer in vogue. For those who have retired, may their political soul rest in peace”, he stated.
Okorocha, who is believed to be eyeing the All Progressives Congress presidential ticket, also maintained that leadership comes from God and not from man, adding that his destiny could not be changed by any man if he decided to stand for re-election as governor of Imo State in 2015.