Governor Rochas Okorocha explains why his son-in-law should succeed him

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has cleared the air on why he is endorsing his son-in-law, Mr Uche Nwosu, to take over from him as governor. Governor Rochas Okorocha

Okorocha said that Nwosu is qualified to govern Imo and that his position on the endorsement stands.

He, however, assured that the primary to elect a candidate a governorship candidate for the APC in Imo would be transparent, noting that there would be no shortcut in selecting candidates to fly the party’s flag.

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has insisted that he made no mistake by endorsing his Chief of Staff to the Government House and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as his successor. Governor Rochas Okorocha

Governor Okorocha said this following a statement credited to him denying his endorsement of Nwosu. Governor Rochas Okorocha

A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Tuesday said the governor’s endorsement of Nwosu was an open thing and if there was any counter development, it should also be an open venture and not “corner-corner” thing.

“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 any atom of truth in that claim, it wouldn’t have been a side-talk. Governor Rochas Okorocha

“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.

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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.

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has insisted that he made no mistake by endorsing his Chief of Staff to the Government House and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as his successor.

Governor Okorocha said this following a statement credited to him denying his endorsement of Nwosu.

A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Tuesday said the governor’s endorsement of Nwosu was an open thing and if there was any counter development, it should also be an open venture and not “corner-corner” thing.

“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 any 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.

Governor Okorocha said this following a statement credited to him denying his endorsement of Nwosu.

A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Tuesday said the governor’s endorsement of Nwosu was an open thing and if there was any counter development, it should also be an open venture and not “corner-corner” thing.

“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 any 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.

Governor Rochas Okorocha

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