Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Monday, formally declared his intention to contest for next year’s presidential election.
In a social media post, the senator representing Imo West senatorial district said his decision to contest the election was tough but necessary.
The senator revealed that he would make an official announcement later in the day via his official Facebook account.
Okorocha, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not mention the party under which he would contest the number one seat in the country.
The senator joins the likes of the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, and a few other party members to declare their intention to contest the election.
He wrote, “A time comes when tough and necessary decisions that shape what would become the history of our Dear Nation are to be made. These decisions are not to be influenced by sentiments, fear or personal interest.
“Our nation’s collective interest is that which should guide the making of these decisions.
“Passion for our people should be the foundation of these decisions.
“This morning, after careful considerations and consultations, while putting the greatness of our nation foremost, I would be publicly announcing my decision to join the race to become the 5th democratically elected President of our great and blessed nation Nigeria.
“Join me live via my Facebook page as the event would be covered live for your viewing pleasure.
“We truly can make Nigeria great again. And indeed, Together… We Will.
“God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
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