Rochas Okorocha, outgoing Governor of Imo State has said that he’s going to the “Senate to promote the cause of ordinary Nigerians.”

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, on Monday. He was said to have spoke when he received the new commander of 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Yusuf Tukura, in his office.

“I also want to use the opportunity of being in the Senate to rebuild the political bridge that links the South-East with the rest of Nigerians,” said Okorocha.

“The political bridge is somehow faulty and it is dutifully incumbent on me to rebuild this bridge so that Igbo will play a recognised role in Nigerian politics.

“I am going to the Senate to promote the cause of ordinary Nigerians. These are some of the things I am going to the Senate to do. Otherwise, I have no business there.”

He further said that he was handing over a viable and secured state to the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha. He attributed the success of his administration to sacrifice.