Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday said he is the most favoured politician to become the first Igbo President.

The governor, who addressed reporters at a breakfast meeting at the Government House in Owerri, the state capital, noted that he has more followers beyond the Southeast than any other Igbo politician.

But he regretted what he called the pull-him-down attitude among Igbo political elite, saying: “It is unfortunate that we, the Igbo, don’t celebrate our own. We are only interested in how to destroy our own.”

Okorocha said he would not rely on the support of the Igbo to pursue and actualise his Presidential ambition.

He said: “I stand a better chance of making the Presidency in 2023, but my greatest challenge will come from the Igbo. It is our character. It will be a foolish thing to imagine that the Igbo will support me.”

On President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, the governor said the Igbo were mobilising to give him landslide victory.

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