Former Imo State governor and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rochas Okorocha, has described himself as the best candidate for the ruling party.
Speaking on his screening ahead of the APC presidential primary, the lawmaker representing Imo West said he remains the best candidate of the party to sell in Northern Nigeria than any other part of the country.
Okorocha said, “The question now is: who is that man that can pull the same votes like Buhari to be able to defeat this person? That is what should preoccupy APC’s mind. And anything aside that goes with sentiments is a failure on our side. And that is what we should know, who is that Nigerian that can catch the number of votes from the North because the only thing the PDP is priding themselves now is to pull the votes from the North. That is the truth.
“And you might not have President Buhari to run the election again because most people that won the APC ticket in the North got it because of President Muhammadu Buhari. And as a president who has been for eight years, with his challenges, he might not be able to pull those votes anymore, neither is he running the elections anymore, so you have a challenge. So, you have to look for who is that man that the North can look at and give him votes?
“And I think I am that person because I am more acceptable in the North than anywhere. I am a darling of the North.”
TrackNews reports that Okorocha is up against Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Ahmed Lawan, Kayode Fayemi and many others for the APC presidential ticket