Thursday 19th October, 2017
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Why I won't support Araraume for governor - Okorocha

Why I won't support Araraume for governor - Okorocha

Imo State Governor,Rochas Okorocha has revealed why he would not give his support to Senator Ifeanyi Araraume if he declares his ambition to govern the state in 2019.

Governor Okorocha who disclosed this yesterday dur­ing a media chat with journal­ists at the Government House, Owerri cited temperament, patience, fear of God and inappropriate vision for the state as some of the criteria he wished for as a successor but lacked by the former guber candidate.

According to Governor Okorocha, “I will not support Araraume for governor. I have told him that I dont have the power to decide because the people will decide but to be a governor, he needs vision, temperament, patience and the fear of God which he does not have.

“I have not seen any that has it. To be a good leader you must be patient to receive the kind of abuses I receive. Imo needs a good leader with vision to continue where I stopped” Governor Okorocha said.

He also used the opportu­nity to announce the visit of South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma to the state on Friday.

Zuma, according to Okoro­cha, would be in the state to sign on behalf of his Founda­tion, the Zuma Foundation an MoU alongside the Rochas Foundation to facilitate Free and good quality education for African children.

Besides being conferred with a chieftancy title, Zuma would also receive an award of Grand Chancelor of the State, Okorocha informed.

Meanwhile, Governor Okorocha has announced plans by the South African airline to take over the Imo International airline, a move he noted would boost the econo­my of the state.