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Okorocha’s son-in-law, Nwosu hints on reconciliation talks with APC

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Imo state governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the just concluded general elections, Uche Nwosu, Tuesday said that his former party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has realized its mistakes after its poor showing in the governorship and House of Assembly elections.

However, Nwosu who came second in the governorship election, after the contentious declaration of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Emeka Ihedioha as governor-elect, stated that he has put aside the injustice visited against him by the leadership of the APC and is willing to form a coalition with the party to reclaim his mandate.

According to him, “the national leadership of the APC made a mistake by not giving the party’s ticket to me, we warned them against giving the ticket to Hope Uzodinma but the leadership of the party ignored our warnings, but the outcome of the elections has justified us. We joined the AA two months to the election and I won the governorship election if not for the manipulations, we also got two Federal House Representatives seats and eight seats in the State Assembly but now that they have realized their mistakes we are ready to form alliance with APC to reclaim our mandate”.

Nwosu, who addressed selected journalists in Owerri, disclosed that he has petitioned the Tribunal against the declaration of Ihedioha as governor-elect, adding that he is confident that the election will be upturned.

He pointed out that the declaration of the PDP candidate as the governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was an aberration to the Constitution and will not stand.

In his words, “I have petitioned the Tribunal and I am sure that the issues raised which bothers on Constitution cannot be swept away, I am certain that I will reclaim my mandate in no distant time”.

Nwosu, who attributed his success in the election to Imo youths, stated that power has temporarily left the masses.

He however urged the youths to remain calm and law abiding, stating that “what is happening is an interim setback, it will soon be over and power will once more return to the people.”

Nwosu also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for presenting level playing ground for all political parties during the elections.

 

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