2023 presidential aspirant, Rochas Okorocha has submitted that he is the best candidate the All Progressives Congress (APC) can put forward if the party wants to win the 2023 presidential election.
According to Okorocha he enjoys wide acceptability in all regions of Nigeria including the north and can pull the votes needed to give APC victory and keep the party in power beyond 2023.
The former Imo State Governor boasted that he is so sure he can even defeat the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar in his home state of Adamawa if they go head to head in any election.
Naija News reports Okorocha made the boast about winning the 2023 presidency on Wednesday when he appeared as a guest on Arise TV interview programme.
“If I run for election in Adamawa state today, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar will sweat for defeat.
“I can say that because I know what I have done in Adamawa. I challenge anyone to show me what they have done in the northern part of this country. There is something to sell Rochas Okorocha in the north,” Okorocha boasted.
The incumbent Imo West Senator almost missed his screening schedule with the presidential screening committee of the APC due to a running legal battle with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commisison (EFCC).
The former Imo governor was arraigned on a 17-count charge of money laundering at a federal high court in Abuja to which he pleaded “not guilty”.
He was however able to perfect his bail conditions and was eventually screened in the late hours of Tuesday.
Okorocha will battle the likes of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Ahmed Lawan, Kayode Fayemi and many others for the APC presidential ticket at the party’s primary election scheduled for 6th to 8th June in Abuja.
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