A former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has expressed optimism that he would contest and win the 2023 presidential election.
Okorocha stated this on Thursday in Abuja, when a group of youth under the umbrella of ‘Forward with Anayo Rochas Okorocha (FOWARO 2023)’ paid him a courtesy visit.
The former governor, who is currently the senator representing the Imo West Senatorial District, said he had contested for presidency three times but failed at the primary level, adding that he must win in fourth attempt.
“I have contested for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria three times.
“The first time, l ran when l was very young; 20 years ago, and l ran on the platform of ANPP. Later, l ran on the platform of the PDP where l came second and the last one was APC in 2014.
“So, l have been in the business of running for this office. This time, it will be the fourth attempt. I am hoping to be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Every time l started, l got stopped at the primary level, but this time around when l do run, l must win the race,” he said.