The former Governor of Imo State and newly sworn-in Senator Rochas Okorocha has made it clear that the Igbos of the South East should wake up from their slumber as there is nothing like ‘Igbo Presidency” in existence and that the region must put in some hard work in order to be able to gain power.
He made this known while speaking with newsmen shortly after he was sworn into the Senate yesterday Friday June 13th. According to Okorocha, such an agenda as the Igbo Presidency cannot become a reality if those who desire it do not work hard for it.
In his words,“Power is not given, power is taken. The South East cannot just fold their arms and expect power to be given to them just because you want power. Power does not go with sentiments, sometimes it’s on issues on ground.
Democracy is about the people and the South East alone cannot make themselves president. So you cannot be talking about Igbo presidency, it doesn’t exist. We may be talking about Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction but that depends on what other geopolitical zones think about the issue.
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For me, what is important is let power be given to somebody who has something upstairs who can put food on the table of the common man, irrespective of religion or where you come from.”
The Senator added that the South East needs to mend fences across the country in other to remain politically relevant.
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“There is need for the Igbos to mend fences. We are neither here nor there now politically. We are not in the ruling party, neither are we making impact in the opposition. So, there is need for us to get married to the rest of the nation politically.”