Imo State Assembly Denies Endorsing Okorocha’s Son-in-law
The Imo State House of Assembly has denied reports of endorsing Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law to Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, for governor in 2019.
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Mr Acho Ihim, Speaker of the state assembly described the claim as ‘mind-boggling’. In a statement through his press secretary, Ekwezuo Marcel, Ihim urged the people of Imo and beyond to ignore the reports.
“I am constrained to debunk the news making the rounds that the lmo State House of Assembly has unanimously endorsed Ugwumba Uche Nwosu as the next governor of lmo State come 2019. Uche Nwosu is one of our own and is eminently qualified to contest the governorship of our dear state.”
“No doubt, he is a member of the APC and a citizen of lmo State and these, therefore, give him the right to vote and be voted for. However, it needs to be made clear that at no time did the members of the lmo State House of Assembly which comprise elected members of the APC and the PDP meet and endorse Ugwumba Uche Nwosu as our preferred governorship candidate or any person for that matter.”
“The job of elected members of the House of Assembly is to make laws and make resolutions at the plenary that will impact positively on the lives of the people of lmo State. Endorsement of candidates for whatever position is not part of it.”