Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha while hosting some political stakeholders at the state government house in Owerri, said that he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari after he is re-elected for the second time in 2019.
Okorocha expressed how optimistic he is about the 2019 Presidential election, which he said President Buhari will win and stated that he will run for presidency after Buhari.
“Buhari will win again and again and after Buhari, the turn will come to south-east and it will be the turn of Okorocha” he said.
Governor Rochas Okorocha also talked about his son in-law, Uche Nwosu, who he has endorsed to become the next Governor of Imo State.
“Nwosu is the least of the political children I have trained but I don’t know any of them as much as I have known Nwosu.
“I took him up when he was just nobody and he grew to the height he is now, his only sin is that he is my son-in-law.
“Nwosu will win in 2019, don’t be afraid, I am there, I have retired the Arthur Nzeribes, the Udenwas, now I will retire the rest of them finally, I know them and they know me, their plan is to push me so that they can get the senate, it’s a lie, I will run for the senate as well,” he said.
The Southeast leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress had earlier in the year endorsed Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State as the leader of the Southeast Zonal Campaign Council of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid.
They also agreed to work together for both the success of Buhari and party in other elections in the zone.
The press release partly read, “The Southeast APC leaders have resolved that they would not allow the fate that had befallen APC in the zone in 2015 to repeat itself in 2019.”