He made the declaration over the weekend, while responding to the call by Orlu Zone Political Leaders who visited him at the Government House, Owerri, urging him to contest for the position.
The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has officially declared to run for Orlu zone senatorial seat in 2019.
This was contained in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
Governor Okorocha would be contesting the position on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
The statement reads: “Governor Okorocha would be running for senate in 2019.
“And since he made the open declaration to run for the Senate, there has been high level excitement across the State and moreover in Orlu Zone since one good turn deserves another.
“He thanked people of the state and Orlu his zone for loving him and appreciating all he has done for the state as their governor, despite criticism from the opposition in the state.”
On why they persuaded Okorocha to seek the position, Dr. Steve Orji, who led the Orlu zone political leaders, said that looking at the governor’s monumental achievements in the state, the leaders have no other option than to ask him to run for the Senate to represent the zone.