I'll support, encourage Buhari for 2nd term- Okorocha

By The Citizen

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has promised to encourage and support President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.

Okorocha who made this promise while inspecting projects in Owerrri, also assured that he would not contest against President Buhari in the 2019 election.

Okorocha said since assumption of office, Buhari had exhibited unparalleled leadership qualities.

'What the president therefore needs in the circumstance is to be supported and encouraged to continue the good work even after 2019. For that reason, I have decided to keep my presidential ambition aside,' the Chairman of APC Governors' Forum said.

He said Buhari had provided a courageous, visionary and people-oriented leadership, stressing that within one year of coming to power, Buhari succeeded in opening the doors of the world for Nigera because of his courage, confidence, maturity and strong leadership.

The Imo governor who was among APC chieftains who challenged Buhari for the presidential ticket of the party during the 2015 primary said his long-time desire for the presidency of the country had been to provide the much needed leadership.

Other contenders were former vice president Atiku Abubakar andĀ former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso among others.