Nigeria Politics

2019: Okorocha announces son-in-law as successor

Imo 2019: No going back on choice of my son-in-law as successor – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that if his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu  who also doubles as his Chief of Staff declares interest for the governorship seat in 2019, he (Okorocha) will support him. 

The governor, at a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri Municipal Council Area, said his decision to support Nwosu is derived from the fact that Nwosu has “the qualities of an ideal leader”.

The governor, however, said Nwosu is yet to inform him if he is nursing any governorship ambition.

He said: “The monumental achievements of my administration will not be left in the hand of any how person. The Chief of Staff has not told me he wants to run for the governorship but if he does signify, I will support him.

Uche Nwosu is hardworking and never gets tired. He is a very humble young man; not proud; not arrogant. So, Power won’t enter his head. Despite the position he occupies, you can’t see him quarrelling or maltreating anybody. He does not segregate against anybody. I have checked him in and out and I have not found him wanting.”

The governor called on the people not to repeat the mistake of 2015, stressing that the Igbo must vote for APC and President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 because according to him, “the Igbo need the North for political survival”.