Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has said that Buhari is the best President for the country at the moment adding that there could not have been a better option now.
Okorocha said this while addressing leaders of the ‘Democratic Youths Congress for Buhari 2019,” who were on a courtesy visit to him at the Government House, Owerri on Tuesday, Nov. 21st.
While urging every Nigerian to support President Buhari for a second term, the Governor disclosed that all but two Governors in the country, regardless of party affiliation, including all the South-East governors, are in support of President Buhari for his re-election in 2019. His words:
“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. People have forgotten history that I ran with him during the ANPP days and in the last dispensation as governor. Now God has chosen him to be the president of Nigeria and some of us now are witnesses that Buhari was and is still the best for Nigeria at this material time.
“This is because I have seen a man that has the strength of character to lead this Nigeria at this moment of our history. There is no better president for Nigeria now under the situation we found ourselves than President Buhari. These are some of the considerations I have made for my support.
”President Buhari might not be the best president of Nigeria 2023 or 2027 but Nigeria of today, he is the right man for the job. His fight against corruption takes an unusual character to do what he has done. His style to end up terrorism in the North East is again something that requires his personal character.
Okorocha also said that Nigeria’s quick exit from economic recession was a testament to Buhari’s tenacity, adding that he had shelved his ambition in preference to support Buhari.
“And since I have resolved with my political family to shelve my ambition and support Buhari, I want to appeal to others to show such support to him because having looked at the political calculation, I have found out that the best thing that will happen to Nigeria is to allow President Buhari complete his term.
“This will bring about the new Nigeria we are talking about and 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 caliber to see us through this period.”
Okorocha urged people not to use the Anambra election result to judge the support of Buhari adding that it does not reflect the support.
Stressing that even the government and people of Anambra support President Buhari the Governor said: “what happened was that internal disagreement among the leaders in APC in Anambra cost APC the election.”
Okorocha noted that he had run for the office of the president 3 times and has amassed supporters all over the country and therefore called on all Nigerians to support Buhari given that “the spirit of the moment warrants that.”