Rochas declares Presidential Bid, boasts “I’m not in Politics for Myself”

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has claimed that he is not too old to run for president.

Okorocha who is now the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, said he contested for president 20 years ago, in 2007 and also in 2014.

Rochas Okorocha waving from an open-air vehicle.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja as he declared his intention, the APC stalwart said at the of 59, he’s the best candidate to bridge the gap between the young and old generation.

“I’m not too young to run and I’m not too old to run. I’m the bridge between the youth and elders. I’m just 59 years old”, the lawmaker told journalists.

He added that he wasn’t in politics for selfish gain.

He said, “I’m not in politics for what I can gain, I’m in politics for what I can offer. I did not make my money through politics. If you are in doubt, go and ask the Code of Conduct Bureau, I was already made before becoming the Governor of Imo State. If there is anyone who was like me before venturing into politics, let the person come out and speak.”

The All Progressives Congress holds their primary elections on 26 February.

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