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If You Want Me to Stand For Re-Election, You Must Pay 100 Naira Each – Gov. Rochas Okorocha


Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, took Imo people by surprise when he stated that if the people want him to stand for re-election next year, they must be ready to fund the proj­ect through free will do­nations.

Addressing hundreds of Imo citizens and par­ty loyalists, who had thronged the Internation­al Convention Centre, venue of his address on the achievements of his administration in three years, Okorocha said: “If you want me to contest for governorship elec­tion, one million of you must endorse me and contribute N100 each and those who want me to contest for president, two million must en­dorse me and pay N100 each as your free will donation for my politi­cal cause.”

Before now, the governor had talked about consolidating his achievements by re-contesting or vying for presidency to salvage Ndigbo and the nation.

Okorocha, who listed some of his achieve­ments in the past three years, spoke of his in­tention to make Imo a one-city state through the provision of linkage roads to reduce traffic congestion in the ur­ban centres, adding that more than 1,000 verifi­able projects were going on in the state.

He warned teachers in the habit of exploiting their students with ille­gal imposition and col­lection of levies to desist forthwith or be prepared to face the full weight of the law.

Okorocha promised to redesign the Onitsha Road industrial layout in Owerri, adding that he had approved money to secure the accreditation of more courses at the Imo State University in Owerri.   SOURCE