Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has parted lips on his plans for the upcoming 2019 general elections. Okorocha announced that he will be contesting for the Imo West Senatorial seat in 2019.
Speaking at the inauguration of members of the Imo state Oil producing areas development commission, ISOPADEC at the government house, Owerri on Sunday, Okorocha disclosed his senatorial ambition, revealing that he put his presidential bid on hold until president Buhari completes his tenure. In his words;
“I told you earlier that my interest is the Presidency but since President Buhari will be running in 2019, I decided to put my ambition on hold until he completes his tenure. But I have decided to run for the Imo West Senatorial zone, because if I don’t, bad people will take the position.
If my name appears on the ballot paper as contesting for Senate, it will boost APC chances in the State. And many from my Senatorial zone have come to me and said they will not contest if I am interested,” he said.