Rochas Okorocha, the outgoing Governor of Imo State, earlier today at his thanksgiving service said that despite the predicament he’s currently facing from his political enemies, he’ll still become president.
The governor noted that the refusal to issue him his Certificate of Return after he was declared winner of the Imo West Senator District election is in preparation for the glory ahead.
He however noted that the plot to stop him from going to the Senate will fail.
“My Senate ambition is still a battle. More than 30 people have joined the suit to fight me. All these, I will overcome,” Okorocha stated.
“They are only preparing me for the glory ahead,” he added.
He further noted that the elite hated him because of his governance style.
“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 at the thanksgiving service held at the Government House Chapel in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.
Okorocha further added that those who want him to go to jail will go before him. “Those who want me to go to prison will go to prison before me,” he said.
Naija Buzz had reported how the governor raised an alarm over alleged plot by some leaders of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to instigate the Department of State Services (DSS), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and other security agencies to arrest and detain him after May 29 hand-over.
Okorocha had recently lamented that the evil he feared in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had befallen him 10 times in APC.
Read his statement at the thanksgiving service in part;
“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.
“Also, those who think they will put me in prison will go to prison before me.
“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.”
“Only a few of them later realised that I meant well for the state. I governed the state with passion. I broke protocols and bent the laws, but I never broke laws.
“When I took over the office eight years ago, I wasn’t unmindful that a lot of people will misunderstand me and try to distract me.
“But today, I have left the state better than I met it. I am the architect of the new Imo. I am a satisfied governor.”
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