Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has boasted that the All Progressives Congress, would show President Goodluck Jonathan, and his Peoples Democratic party government the exit door from Aso Rock come 2015.
He advised the President to start preparing his handover notes as the opposition party was already putting finishing touch to take over the mantle of leadership.
The Imo governor, stated this when he played host to APC council chairmen from the 36 states, who were in Owerri to join him in celebrating his 52nd birthday.
Gov. Okorocha who is also chairman of APC governors forum in his words said, “Come 2015, APC will be in Aso Rock, but we must be aggressive to drag PDP and its members out of the presidency and indeed, Nigeria”.
“I have the capacity to govern the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I must also make it abundantly clear that the PDP and indeed, President Goodluck Jonathan, cannot defeat me in the forthcoming general election”, Gov. Okorocha boasted.
He pointed out that he would not vie for the plumb office unless the masses ask him to run, stressing that his mission in Nigeria had not been actualized.
The Governor promised that if given the opportunity to rule Nigeria, he would fight Boko Haram insurgents to a halt through the decentralization of power to the grassroot.
Though not officially, APC is reported to have zoned the Presidency to the Northern part of the country. If this is true, speculations that Gov. Okorocha is eyeing the Vice Presidency may be gaining ground.
But some watchers had submitted that Rochas Okorocha’s political future will be more secured if he concentrates on how to surmount the ever growing huddle of retaining the Imo State governorship. But being an incurable optimist, it will be difficult for the governor to see the issue from the side of “tactical caution”.
The question ringing in the minds of many is, If Gov. Okorocha contests in the presidency in 2015 in any capacity on the platform of the APC, can his party defeat Pres. Jonathan and PDP in the South East?