Buhari made the remark while congratulating Okorocha on his 55th birthday.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari also extolled Okorocha’s sterling leadership qualities, selfless philanthropy, and commitment to the nation’s unity.
The letter reads, ‘‘on this special occasion, I wish to commend Governor Okorocha’s leadership and commitment to the people of Imo State and the entire nation.
‘‘His philanthropy has touched many lives in states across the country, from the south to the north.
‘‘I also wish to express my deep appreciation to him for his support and commitment to the success of this administration.
‘‘Owelle Rochas Okorocha had the vision to look beyond ethnic bias and align his political interest and that of his people with that of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), even when many in this region did not have such foresight.”