2019: I’m running for senate to prevent bad people from taking the position – Gov. Okorocha
Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has declared his intention to contest for the Imo West Senatorial seat in 2019.
The Imo governor said his participation in the senatorial race will prevent bad people from taking the position.
“I told you earlier that my interest is the Presidency but since President Buhari will be running in 2019 I decided to put my ambition on hold until he completes his tenure.
“But I have decided to run for the Imo West Senatorial zones because if I don’t, bad people will take the position “.
Okorocha who made the disclosure during the inauguration of members of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) at Government House Owerri.
“If my name appears on the ballot paper as contesting for Senate, it will boost APC chances in the State. And many from my Senatorial zone have come to me and said they will not contest if I am interested,” Okorocha added.
The governor also restated his earlier endorsement of his Chief of Staff and son in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu, as his successor.
He said: “If Uche Nwosu will be home for governor, I will tell the deputy governor (Eze Madumere) to go to Senate.