Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has vowed that he would become the president of Nigeria, regardless of his political travails.
Okorocha, during his valedictory thanksgiving at the government House Chapel in Owerri on Sunday, said “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.”
Emphasizing on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s seizure of his certificate of return as the Imo West senator-elect, he said it is only strengthening him for the presidential seat in Aso Rock.
Stating that the wishes of his political adversaries concerning him would not come to pass, the outgoing governor said: “those who want me to go to prison will go to prison before me.”
According to him, the elite hated him because he decided to approach the affairs of the state differently.
Describing himself as “the most criticised politician” in the country, Okorocha said that the entire ploy to stop him from going to the Senate will fail.
Okorocha said “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.”
“I tell you, I am the most criticised person in Nigeria today. I don’t know why the entire elite hate me with cruelty.” He said
“My Senate ambition is still a battle. More than 30 people have joined the suit to fight me. All these, I will overcome.”
“95 percent of Imo indigenes did not understand him and his style of governance, only a few of them later realised that I meant well for the state. I governed the state with a passion. I broke protocols and bent the laws, but I never broke laws.”
“I have left the state better than I met it. I am the architect of the new Imo. I am a satisfied governor.”