Presidential aspirant on platform of All Progressives Congress, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, has promised to stop insurgency in north east if elected president of Nigeria in 2015.
Okorocha made the promise when he paid courtesy visit to the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) in Kaduna on Wednesday.
He added that he would tackle other problems in the area of education and youth unemployment. “These are responsible for the country’s insecurity
“I have the burning desire to change Nigeria for good; my intention to become the president of the country is for the benefit of the masses and not for personal gain.
“This is because God has blessed me”, he said.
He added that his mission was to solicit the support of the forum toward the success of his presidential ambition.
“My coming to the ACF is to reaffirm my relationship with the north because the people of the region gave me the platform to be educated.
“It is also to relate and make my intention known to the north that I will be running for the post of president in the country come 2015.
“Though ACF is not a political group, but I want you to see me as a son. My records in Imo state are such that can guarantee me a second term as a governor, but as a president, I will do more for the country at large.’’
Chairman, Board of Trustee of ACF, Alhaji Ibrahim Commasie, urged Okorocha to redouble his effort to emerge as the candidate of the party during primaries.
Commasie said the forum would give support to the winner of the primaries.
He advised other aspirants to rally round whoever emerged candidate of the party in the primaries and to shun hatred.