Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha said on Monday that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will serve just one term if elected as president. He likened Buhari to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, adding that there was nothing else on Buhari’s mind other than clearing the rot in the country’s polity.
Okorocha spoke at a reception organised for him in Lagos by Imo State indigenes under the aegis of Imo State Towns Development Association Lagos (ISTDAL).
Vanguard quoted him as saying: “Buhari is the Mandela of our time. At 72, what does he want? He will do one term, fix the country and move on and then power will be come back to the South. When power rotates to the South, the South-East will have it in 2019 because the South-West has had it through Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the South-South through Dr Goodluck Jonathan.’’
Okorocha, who spoke in Igbo language, added: “Under President Jonathan administration, the South-East is not among the five topmost positions in the country (President, Vice President, Senate President, Chief Justice of the Federation, Speaker of the House of Representatives), does not have any of the service chiefs, Inspector General of Police, Controller of Customs, Immigration, Civil Defence, etc. We only have controller of Prisons. This is not fair”.