A former commissioner for Youths and Sports in Imo State, Kenneth Emelu, has boasted that “no power will stop” Senator Rochas Okorocha from succeeding Muhammadu Buhari as the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
Emelu said this on Monday when a crowd of supporters visited the embattled former governor at his Spibat mansion in Owerri, noting that “no power in Africa, even in the world” would stop a man whose time has come.
He expressed optimism that his former boss would emerge the next president of the country.
Mr. Okorocha had been arrested on Sunday by the Police in Owerri after he allegedly led thugs to unseal the Royal Palm Estate, which had been confisticated earlier by the government of Hope Uzodinma. It is alleged that the estate, worth billions of Naira, was built with money Okorocha stole from the State coffers while he was in charge as governor.
He however denies the allegation, claiming he was a very wealthy man before he became governor.
On his release from police custody on Sunday, Mr Okorocha, who accused governor Uzodinma of fighting to destroy him and his legacy, said the presidency intervened to secure his release.
Okorocha also said Uzodimma might not end well as a governor, adding that the governor has abandoned governance, and “is now pursuing shadows.”
However, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, said that Okorocha was released by police custody on “medical grounds because he was purging and stooling consistently .”
Emelumba however added that his release does not he won’t answer for “the offence he committed.”
He said, “Okorocha was released on Sunday by the police on medical grounds. The man was purging and stooling consistently, the police had to release on medical grounds to enable him to take care of his health. His release doesn’t mean he will not answer his case.”