Okorocha flags-off Presidential Campaign
Barely three months into his tenure, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has flagged off his 2015 presidential campaign.
A reliable source confided in Pointblanknews.com that he is sponsoring a delegation of Igbozurumee, a socio-
cultural organization to water the ground for him preparatory to the time it would be right for him to publicly declare.
Already, a 25-man delegation of Igbozurumee comprising its National President, Brigadier-Col. Joe Achuzia (retd) and Cletus Amaraegbu, an engineer and special assistant to the governor on Igbo Affairs is billed to tour some countries of the world to sensitize and raise funds for him for the presidential campaign.
The delegation is billed to undertake a week-long tour of Finland starting from August 27, 2011.
The delegation would thereafter tour China and United States as well as other countries before the years runs out. Our source disclosed that Gov. Okorocha is picking the bills for the tours.
Okorocha had contested the presidential race twice. He first ran for the ticket of All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) in 2003, but lost to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd). He again vied for the ticket of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and lost to late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua in 2007.
During the 2011 gubernatorial election campaigns, Okorocha never minced words that his eyes were on the big prize. At the political debate organized by the Catholic Church, he told Imo people that he was condescending to vie for the governorship seat.
Henchmen of his Rescue Mission have also not hidden the interest of their principal in the presidential throne of the country. They have always told whoever cared to listen that Okorocha is the only Igbo alive today who is acceptable across the Niger.