The Governor identified traditions and religious intolerance as serious issues facing the country's political countryside, saying that based on this issue the Nigerian leaders cannot afford to hand over power to the country youths.
He stated this in a statement uttered as Christmas goodwill message which was released by Sam Onwuemeodor, his Chief Press Secretary.
The Governor explained that for the country generation youths to attain a leadership roles in the Country “they need to be well-groomed by the present leaders.”
Governor Okoracho said “What Nigerians, the leaders in particular, need to do now is to unite and begin to build a country of our collective dreams and aspirations.
“The leaders cannot afford to hand over to the next generation what we have at the moment as a nation, in which ethnicity, religious bigotry and zoning of political offices are still the order of the day.
“Nigerians must endeavour to hand over to the next generation, a united and prosperous nation, all the ethnic and religious groups can be proud of.”
Speaking concerning the country economic downfall, Governor Okorocha advices Nigerians to acknowledge the problem as national challenge.
Okorocha noted that: “Nigerians especially the leaders should appreciate themselves and see the current recession as a national challenge.”
“Christians in the state in particular to pray more than they had never done before, for the good of the state and her people.”
The Governor urged the Nigerian Leaders to maintain peace among them, saying lack of peace causes dispute among the country.