Former governor of Imo state, Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday wrote to the Senate of his intention to join the presidential race.
The lawmaker, sought the prayer of his colleagues, said he will address press conference to tell the nation of his intention.
He who represents Imo West senatorial district in the 9th Senate, described the qualities of the person to run the affairs of the nation.
The letter, which was read on the floor of the upper chamber of the National Assembly by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who presided over the plenary, said the country needs a detribalized Nigerian who can unite the nation.
The letter titled, “Nigerian President 2023 World Press Conference,” reads, “as you are aware, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the time table for the conduct of 2023 general election, including that of the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“With elections drawing nearer as the days go by, our citizens are concerned about the quality of persons to run the affairs of our nation, one who can address some of their major concern which includes:
“A detribalized Nigerian who can unite our country.
“A leader with a compassionate heart, who will care for the poor and downtrodden and the masses of our country.
“A visionary leader who can create wealth for our teaming populace thereby, addressing the issues of poverty, insecurity and youth restiveness.
“It is as a result of these concerns that I wish to hold a world press conference on my intention to run for the office of the President of our dear Nation.
“I therefore wish to solicit for your prayers as I make known my intention.”