By Ahmed Ahmed
Senator Rochas Okorocha representing Imo West in the National Assembly, on Saturday said he will prefer the Nigeria President that will foster unity of the nation irrespective of religion or tribe.
Okorocha stated this in an interview with journalists in Bauchi, said he proposed that Nigeria President should be the person that will guarantee the unity of the nation.
“What I propose is that a Nigerian President who will guarantee the unity of this nation irrespective of religion or tribe,” he said
Mr Okorocha said the issue of zoning of Presidency, Igbo president among others.
“What is important to me is to first and foremost, have Nigeria, because it is our country, and we have to see that we have a united Nigeria.
“Secondly, talking about the Presidency of Igbo extraction is rather to give everyone a sense of belonging and if everyone gets a sense of belonging, but that is not the doing of the job.
“We need a Nigerian President that will eliminate poverty, Nigerian President who will make education available and affordable for everybody.
He added that this is what we should be talking about more important than asking who should be president.
According to him, but the issue of Nigerian President of Igbo extraction for me is more like a competition,
“The North had produced a President, the Southwest has produced a President and the south-south has produced a President, let us see when the SouthEast produce a President, what Nigeria will look like,” he said
I think from that kind of Chelsea, Man U match kind of a thing when they belong to the same country and they play matches, that’s exactly the way I see it,
He said to be fair with Nigerians “If you have a President and yet, people are still hungry, people are suffering, what use is that? Presidency is not just in the title, it’s in doing the job,” he said.
Commenting on the fight against corruption in Nigeria, Mr Okorocha said President Mohammadu Buhari with all his heart.
“ He wants to see a corrupt-free Nigeria but what I think is that the system has to change to really get corruption properly fought.
Anytime government fight corruption we don’t get results as much as when the fighter of corruption becomes the people thing,
“Fighting corruption should be a fight of the people by the people and for the people.
“We should educate people more to understand that rather than fighting corruption we should prevent corruption because most people who engage in corrupt practices do not know the impact on society,” Okorocha said.
He stressed the need to educate people to know that the moment you take something you are taking the life of a child somewhere and stopping them from education.