* Okorocha subtly makes case for Igbo Presidency in 2023
* Predicts Igbos are unlikely to support his Presidential ambition.
Seen as a Judas and famously dubbed Okorohausa in the South East, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha is not under any illusion in assuming he will have support for his nursing ambition of becoming Nigeria’s igbo President come 2023.
Mired in a political battle in his own state with his former Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, and other Imo State APC executives, and being the only Governor in South East belonging to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC , Okorocha needed no political consultant to acknowledge he stands isolated in Igbo land.
Thus, when on Thursday, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State said that he is more favoured to become the first President of Igbo extraction, it becomes more of a declaration of a wish than a statement of reality. For fearing his own unpopularity in the South East, perhaps, too, in his own State, the Governor quickly attacked Igbos accusing them as having a “pull-him-down syndrome.
The Imo governor, who spoke during a breakfast meeting with journalists at the Government House, noted that he commands massive followership beyond the Southeast much more than any other Igbo politician.
But Okorocha however lamented what he called the pull-him-down attitude among Igbo political elites, stressing that, “it is unfortunate that we the Igbo don’t celebrate our own, we are only interested how to destroy our own”.
He however disclosed that he will not be relying on the support of the Igbo to pursue and actualize his Presidential ambition.
According to him, “I stand a better chance of making the Presidency in 2023 but my greatest challenge will come from the Igbo. It is our character. It will be a foolish thing to imagine that the Igbo will support me”.
On President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, the Imo governor, disclosed that the Igbo are mobilizing to give him landslide victory.