After a period of time maintain silence on his Presidential ambition, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has again opened up on the matter, insisting only Igbos will be against him.
Though the governor who did not make any reference to the election period he would run, disclosed that Igbos alone, cannot make or produce a President of Igbo extraction.
In an interactive session with newsmen in Owerri, Okorocha said “Anytime I come out to run for the Presidency of this country, I will not suffer Pull-Him-Down from the North or from the South West or South South, it is only in Igboland that I will suffer it”
The governor also regretted that the Igbos do not honour their own even their leaders unlike what is obtainable in the other parts of the Country where people honour their own and appreciate their leaders, contending that any Igbo man wanting or aspiring to achieve the feat of being the President of this Country one day, cannot rely on the Igbos.
He remarked “the Igbos do not know how to honour their own. They rather like to run down any of their rising leaders. The pull-him-down syndrome is high in Igbo land. And it is very unfortunate. Anytime I come out to run for the Presidency of this Country, I will not suffer pull-him-down from the North or from the South West or South South, it is only in Igbo land that I will suffer it”.
He continued “And they engage in this pull-him-down practice without knowing the overall implications on the Igbos. So, it will be out of place for an Igbo Presidential aspirant at any given period to think that the Igbo will make him President because Igbos do not value their own. They don’t value what they have. But value outsiders. It is in their character. It is in their nature”.
The governor further stated “read the newspapers and go to the social media, all the insults and attacks you get are all from the Igbos. They go to any length to run you down without caring about your good intentions and all the efforts being made to see that things work out fine for the people of the area. It is a problem. It didn’t start today. Go down the memory lane you discover that the pull-him-down syndrome in Igboland didn’t start today”.