Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has announced that he will be contesting the Imo west senatorial seat in 2019.
The governor made the announcement on Sunday, February 25, while inaugurating members of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) at government house Owerri.
Okorocha disclosed that he had to drop his interest in the presidency since President Buhari will be contesting in 2019, adding that his presidential ambition had been put on hold until the president completes his tenure.
“I told you earlier that my interest is the Presidency but since President Buhari will be running in 2019, I decided to put my ambition on hold until he completes his tenure
“But I have decided to run for the Imo West Senatorial zone, because if I don’t, bad people will take the position.
“If my name appears on the ballot paper as contesting for Senate, it will boost APC chances in the State. And many from my Senatorial zone have come to me and said they will not contest if I am interested,” he said.