By CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI — Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha’s posters indicating his interest to run for the presidency in the 2015 general elections have flooded Owerri and other major cities in the state.
Our correspondent, who moved round Owerri, yesterday, noticed the posters at strategic points, including Government House.
At the time of going to press, no campaign organisation or agency of the state government claimed responsibility for the posters in the state.
When contacted for comment, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant, SSA, on Media, Mr. Samuel Onwuemeodo, confirmed that Okorocha was interested in running for the presidency but had not declared his intentions openly.
“It is not a secret that Governor Rochas Okorocha is interested in running for the presidency. It is, however, true that he has not openly declared this intention to run for the top national job in next year’s general elections,” Onwuemeodo said.
According to the SSA, Governor Okorocha has not commissioned anybody or group to print and paste posters.
He added that there had been series of meetings about the matter in some parts of the federation.
“The governor has not commissioned anybody or group to act as its campaign outfit. I, however, know that a lot of people have been clamouring for this and meetings have been going on in many states of the federation over this matter,” the SSA said.
Vanguard recalls that only last week, Okorocha took a swipe at the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo for daring to decree that no Igbo man should vie for the presidency against the incumbent, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.