Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday while addressing leaders of the “Democratic Youths Congress for Buhari 2019,” who paid him a courtesy visit at the Imo State Government House in Owerri, said that there is no better man to lead Nigeria in 2019 than President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Rochas, all but two governors in the country, regardless of party affiliations, were in support of Buhari for second term. Adding that he has shelved his ambition to support Buhari.
“President Buhari is the best for the country at the moment and that there could not have been a better option now.
‘’I am a believer of Buhari and I made it clear years ago that if President Buhari is running for president, I will not run.
“Now God has chosen him to be the president of Nigeria and some of us are witnesses that Buhari was and is still the best for Nigeria at this material time,” he reportedly said.
“Supporting Buhari for a second tenure will bring about the new Nigeria we are talking about. This will put Nigeria first and the unity we are looking for will be guaranteed under this administration.
“Our nation is going through a challenging moment and we will require a man of his calibre to see us through this period.
“People should not use the Anambra election result to judge the support for Buhari as it does not reflect the support.
“Even the government and people of Anambra support President Buhari, what happened was that an internal disagreement among the leaders in APC in Anambra cost us the election.”
Kassim Kassim, the National Chairman of the group, appealed to Rochas to join them in supporting Buhari for second term, adding that although he is well qualified for presidency, they have all endorsed Buhari to enable him complete his good work for the nation.
“With your track records, we would have gladly chosen you to run for 2019, but we have all endorsed Buhari and accepted that you lead us all the way in the support,” he said
“We are begging and pleading that you lead all the governors of APC to support Buhari for what he has done and what he stands for in Nigeria.
“With you on our side, victory is assured,” Kassim added.