The senator representing Imo West senatorial district, Senator Rochas Okorocha has announced that he would run for President of Nigeria in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). ayokinews.com reports
Okorocha made this known in a letter addressed to the Senate President Ahmed Lawan, which was read out in plenary on Wednesday.
He promised hold a press conference on Monday, January 31, 2022, to officially proclaim his candidacy for the president.
Meanwhile, the the organizing committee of New Nigeria Movement, had earlier announced that Rochas Okorocha would be addressing a world press conference on January 31, 2022.
“The New Nigeria Team wishes to inform all lovers of democracy, Nigerians home and abroad, the teeming supporters of Senator Rochas Okorocha and the general public that the he will be addressing a world press conference on January 31, 2022.”
Prof. Aliyu Abdullahi Jibia, Chairman of the organization’s Organizing Committee, read from a prepared paper saying Okorocha is the best candidate for presidency because of his formidable credentials.
“Senator Okorocha who is the Dan Jekan Sokoto, the Maga-Alherin Hausa, Owelle Ndi Igbo amongst other titles, holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Law; is a firm believer in the unity of Nigeria, championing free education for the poor and the needy not only in Nigeria but also in Africa.”
“He is a successful business man who made wealth through dint of hard work. He is a three time presidential aspirant and one of the founding fathers of APC who led a faction of APGA party to a merger for the formation of APC.”
“Africa’s foremost philanthropist, commander of free education, lover of the poor, a detribalized Nigerian, compassionate leader, former Governor of Imo state and presently a sitting Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be speaking on various issues affecting our nation.”
“Those invited to this press conference include religious and civil society organizations, professional bodies, youth groups, women groups, market men and women, opinion moulders, politicians and the general public,” the group disclosed.