In a bid to ensure credible leadership come 2015, youths have called on the Imo state Governor Anayo Rochas Okorocha to run for presidency in the next general election in the country.
The National Youth Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN) who paid courtesy call to Owelle Rochas Okorocha at the Government House, Owerri recently.
The Speaker of NYAN comrade Kassim Mohammed Kassim and the SSA to the Governor of Nassarawa State on Youths and Students matters, who led the delegate described Governor Okorocha as a gift to Imo State whose exemplary leadership style made him stand out from others.
Comrade Kassim said Nigeria needed a leader with vision and the interest of the masses at heart such as Okorocha as he said “Governor Okorocha, you are governor for the poor, governor for the widows, governor for the children, governor for the students.” He disclosed that the remarkable achievements of governor Okorocha in Imo state needed to be extended to Nigerians at large adding that this has necessitated their decision to passionately appeal to Owelle Okorocha to contest for the 2015 Presidential election so as to liberate Nigerians from the shackles of misrule which has bedeviled them for years.
The NYAN Speaker who explained that their call was a unanimous decision taken when they had meeting in Kano State, said it was not for them to make money as he said “we are donating ourselves to work for you and we will raise the fund”.
Governor Rochas Okorocha commended the youths for finding him worthy to serve and empathized with them in their plight and quest to secure brighter future in the mist of uncertainties in governance, economy and means of livelihood.
The Governor blamed the woes of Nigeria on bad leadership style and urged the youths not to seat on the fence but to contribute their quota in rebuilding Nigeria. He enjoined the youths to have faith and be proud of Nigeria as he said “I feel your pains, I can see our nation a great nation among the nations.”
Owelle Okorocha lamented the practice of democracy in Nigeria which he described as “government of the few, by the few and for the few” as against the government of the people, by the people and for the people
He revealed that many other groups had called on him to run for presidency he disclosed his passion to make Nigeria better whenever the opportunity comes, pointing out that leadership with vision would exceedingly transfer the nation were age failed. He used the occasion to appoint Comrade Samuel Godstime SSA on Youths and Students affairs.