Imo State Governor, and Chairman of the All Progressive Congress’ Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha has declared that he will not run for presidency in 2019 because President Muhammadu Buhari “has shown courage, confidence, maturity and strong leadership”.
He made the statement over the weekend while responding to questions from newsmen during a tour of his administration’s key projects.
“I have been running for the presidency until God said I should settle for the Imo governorship. And that passion to become the President of the country is not just borne out of the thirst for the position, but had arisen out of the eagerness to offer the nation and her people a strong leadership; the essence would be to build a nation of our collective dreams and aspirations.
President Buhari came in and, within one year, Nigeria has once again got the doors of the rest of the world opened for her.
He has shown courage, confidence, maturity and strong leadership. There is now high feelings of leadership in the country. What he, therefore, needs is to be supported and encouraged,” he said.