The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has ruled out the chances of a former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, representing the South-East as a Presidential Candidate in 2023, describing him as unfit to rule the country, Page 36 learnt.
The National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Chief Osmond Nkeoma, disclosed this in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
According to him, Okorocha did not record any achievement while in Office as a Governor, to justify his rating and adoption as an Aspirant or a Candidate by Ohanaeze.
Nkeoma posited that his flops during his tenure can never be entertained, maintaining that the 2023 Presidency is a serious project to Ohanaeze and Ndigbo, which he said should never be toiled with.
His words: “Okorocha’s eight years tenure is a monumental waste to the people of Imo, we cannot afford to waste that as a nation, he is not fit to be the President of Igbo extraction. Let him open the flyovers that he built for people to pass, let him rebuild the China roads that he built, and we can start talking from there.”
However, the Igbo youth group recommended a former Governor of Anambra State and 2019 Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, and World Trade Organisation, WTO, Director-General, DG, Candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as good Representatives from the South-East, to vie for the position.
Speaking further, Ohanaeze described the defection of the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a welcome development, saying that: “What we need is the potential of the individual, as long as he identified with the two major parties in the country, he is accepted.
“We need not put all our eggs in one basket, but we have to line up our best, and Obi, Iweala, and Umahi, are good products; this is the stand of the youths”, Nkeoma said.