Governor Rochas Okorocha Confirms That He Has Not Changed His Mind About Endorsing His Son-In-Law, Chief Uche Nwosu To Be The Next Imo State Governor
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Governor Rochas Owelle Okorocha has stuck to his guns and reiterated that he is in full support of Chief Uche Nwosu, his incumbent Chief of Staff who also happens to be his Son-In-Law, to become his successor as Imo State Governor.
Okorocha argued that the issue of endorsing one’s successor is not new in Nigeria’s politics and that he is confident that his Son-In-Law will win both the APC Primaries and the main Gubernatorial Elections come 2019.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okorocha, Sam Onwuemeodo said these in a statement released on behalf of his Principal, in a bid to counter the rumours making rounds that Governor Okorocha has denied endorsing Chief Uche Nwosu.
Onwuemeodo claimed that 24 out of the 27 local governments in the state have also pledged their support to Nwosu as so as women, youths, and students in the State.
The statement which was obtained by NIGERIA NEWS read: “We have read in the media, especially on the social media, a statement falsely credited to Governor Okorocha, that he has not endorsed Chief Uche Nwosu but, rather, considering three people, including Nwosu, Prince Eze Madumere and Chike Okafor.
“That is not true. If there was an atom of truth in that claim, it wouldn’t have been a side-talk.
“The governor endorsed Chief Nwosu and gave more than 20 reasons for doing so, in addition to the man’s endorsement by students, women, youth groups and 24 out of the 27 local governments in the state.
“In the past 24 hours, Imo people, in particular, have been calling over the false statement credited to the governor on the endorsement issue.
“We have been telling those who called to disregard that statement and continue to work and pray for Nwosu.
“Like we said in one of our media outings to that effect, the opposition in Imo is desperate and extremely worried because they are yet to see any aspirant who can beat Nwosu, either in the primary or in the main election. They are stranded.
“Also, endorsements have been going on across the states, but, in Imo, Nwosu’s endorsement is the one being celebrated and talked about.
“In no distant time, we are going to respond to those talking about nepotism to prove to them that such issue is neither here nor there.
“The issue of endorsement has been part of the nation’s politics.
“There is nothing strange about it. It does not replace party primary or the INEC organised election.
“Nwosu will win the APC governorship primary and the election proper because human beings are involved in the two activities and not blackmail.”