As the game to clinch the gubernatorial ticket of the Imo All Progressives Congress, APC, heightens, son-in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha, Mr Uche Nwosu, has gotten another endorsement from Mbaitoli Local Government Area.
The endorsement which is coming from a local government of the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, is considered as attempt to woo more support.
It will be recalled that Madumere has refused the offer from Okorocha to contest the Imo East senatorial position.
The endorsement of Nwosu took place at the Imo Government House, Owerri, where hundreds of Mbaitoli people, Madumere’s kinsmen were received by Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Okorocha yesterday said: “If I allow any of these people aspiring to become governor in 2019 to take over, it won’t be long before Imo people would begin to regret my exit because I know the sacrifices we have made to achieve all these as a government, but for Uche Nwosu, he knows the whole secret and I have no doubt he would do better than me. And when that happens, Imo people may begin to forget me, but I want him to do better than me. There is no project of this administration that Uche Nwosu didn’t make contribution in terms of ideas and dedication to see the project completed. He knows the secret behind all the successes we have recorded. He knows how we did all we have achieved without complaining of paucity of funds like those before us had done, no support for Nwosu—Orlu elders But Orlu Council of Elders, yesterday said it will not support any gubernatorial candidate from the senatorial zone.The Elders who hinged their decision on the fact that Orlu Zone would have served as governor for 16 years in 2019, equally reasoned that “there must be equity and social harmony in the state.”
Uche Nwosu Just as Okorocha, Mr Uche Nwosu is also from Orlu Zone. The council’s secretary, Professor Protus Uzorma, who made their position known to newsmen in Owerri, after its general meeting, also advised that the Charter of Equity signed by the three senatorial zones should be respected.
“What we want is a good and credible candidate from either Owerri or Okigwe and they will have our support,” the elders said.