👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
The outgoing Governor of Imo State is still nursing an ambition to become the number one citizen of Nigeria, despite failing to collect a certificate of return to serve as a Senator in the ninth Assembly.
Rochas Okorocha, whose tenure as Governor ends on the 29th of May, was not given the certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission after his victory at the poll.
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The election body said Governor Okorocha’s results were announced under duress.
The court is yet to decide whether INEC is to release the certificate to the Governor who sponsored Uche Nwosu, his son in law against the All Progressives Congress in the elections that took place two months ago.
Imo, the only place where the ruling party had a Governor in the South South was lost to the PDP in the 2019 elections. The Governor’s anti-party activities was blamed for the defeat. But Governor Okorocha in turned blamed the Chairman of the Party.
He stated that Adams Oshiomhole chose the wrong candidate.
In his views, Hope Uzodinma was a mole working for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, he noted that the “Chief Uzodinma worked for the PDP in the presidential/National Assembly elections and also in the governorship/House of Assembly elections.
“He was one of the first set of people to celebrate with the PDP candidate, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, the moment he was announced the winner of the election.”
He stated that “the video of Chief Uzodinma’s celebration with Ihedioha has gone virile on the social media.”
Even with the ongoing battle over his senatorial ambition, Governor Okorocha believes he has what it takes to become a President of the country someday.
At his valedictory thanksgiving service held at the Government House Chapel in Owerri, he vowed not to give up.
“Mark it, I will be president of Nigeria. I said this on this altar so that the kingdom of God will rise against those fighting to stop me.
“Also, those who think they will put me in prison will go to prison before me.
“They don’t want me to be at the National Assembly, but I will be there. I know I am the last man standing, but I will not give up.”