Governor Rochas Okorocha has confessed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has not treated him fairly despite his sacrifices and contributions to Buhari’s victory by preventing the PDP from rigging their way to power in 2015.
According to a report seen on online news platform THEWILLNIGERIA.COM, the governor revealed that former President Goodluck Jonathan offered him huge sums of money, a second term ticket and an influential ministry in a bid to lure to him from the All Progressive Congress, APC before the 2015 elections.
He said he turned down the offer and opted to remain with the APC, stating that he is hopeful that he will be reward for his efforts someday.
Okorocha spoke when the people of Njaba Local Government Area of the state paid him a solidarity visit on his 55th birthday. He however said he was convinced at that time that the APC would defeat the PDP because Nigerians were tired of the bad governance PDP represented.
Comparing his contributions to the APC in the last general elections with that of then Rivers governor, Rotimi Amaechi, he said, “Look at Rivers State where they rigged Rotimi Amaechi out by allocating over 1.2 million votes to the PDP, yet he got lots of juicy positions like the Ministry of Transport, NIMASA and all that.
“But, in all these, have you seen me complain? No, because I know that one day, my time will come and President Buhari will remember me,” he said.
The governor appealed to the people of Njaba, who had felt marginalized in the areas of projects and appointments to emulate him by being patient, and assured them that they would feature prominently in his next appointments.
According to him, “It may look like it would never come, but if you remain consistent; it would surely come through for you.”