Owerri – Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has denied the recent media report especially on the social media credited to him that he has not endorsed his Chief of Staff, Chief Uche Nwosu, as his successor but is rather considering three people including Uche Nwosu, Prince Eze Madumere and Chike Okafor.
Insisting that there is no truth whatsoever in the report, the Governor argued that If there was any atom of truth in that claim, it would not have been a side-talk thing.
In a statement in Owerri, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, explained that the governor endorsed Chief Nwosu and gave more than twenty solid reasons for doing so.
According to him, also following the man’s endorsement students, women and youth groups and 24, out of the 27 local governments in the State have equally endorsed him.
The statement reads in part “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 Uche Nwosu.
“Like we had 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 of the aspirants who can beat Uche 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, Uche Nwosu’s own endorsement is the one being celebrated and being 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.”
Onwuemeodo insisted that the issue of endorsement has been part of the nation’s politics hence there is nothing strange about it.
“It does not replace Party Primary or the INEC organised election. And Uche Nwosu will win the APC guber primary and also win the election proper because human beings are involved in the two activities and not blackmail.
Finally, the Governor’s endorsement of Uche Nwosu was an open thing and if there is any counter development it should also be an open venture and not “corner-corner” thing.
“Imo people are desirous of who would sustain Governor Okorocha’s monumental achievements or even do more than him. And the person is Uche Nwosu. God bless Nigeria. God bless Imo State. God bless APC,” he concluded.
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Author: Anolu Vincent