Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has declared that nobody above 50 years of age will succeed him in office in 2019.
The governor made this known in Owerri at the occasion marking the beginning of the 2016/2017 legal year in the state.
The governor, while reacting to the remarks made by Mike Ahamba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said that the governorship position of the state from 2019, are not meant for people who are above 50 years age bracket.
According to Okorocha, “Mike Ahamba SAN did not attack me today. This is unlike him, it maybe because he wants to be governor in 2019, but let me advise him not to contest because nobody above 50 will be governor in Imo again.”
According to Okorocha, all politicians in Imo state who are above 50 years, had at one time or the other in the past improvised the state and brought untold hardships on the people.
He noted that they therefore should not be allowed to ruin the state anymore.
The governor said that the state should be entrusted to the people below the age bracket who have the burning and genuine desires to move the state forward after his exit as the governor of the state.