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I am still in governorship race, says Nwosu, Okorocha’s son-in-law


Uche Nwosu

Following rumours making the rounds, the son-in-law of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, Chief Uche Nwosu, has reiterated his determination to contest for governorship in next year’s general elections.

In a statement made available to The Guardian yesterday, Nwosu, and the Director General of his campaign organisation, Mr. MacAnthony Ahamefula, described as “baseless,” rumours that he had given up aspiration to govern Imo State, despite all the kicks against his ambition.Nwosu, who is the Chief of Staff to Okorocha, acknowledged that the political coalition group against his father-in-law was against his ambition, insisting that he has positioned his mind to work harder to take the throne, just as he cautioned his detractors. 

The former commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Planning said he would not be deterred by the antics of his opponents, stressing that his aspiration was divine and cannot be truncated by any man.He stressed: “No amount of cheap blackmail or sponsored falsehood in the media can distract me or derail God’s plan for Imolites through his mandate.

“There is nothing that can be farther from the truth than such report that I have suspended my ambition. It is those in the opposition that have suspended their governorship aspirations because of the fear of Nwosu. They are afraid because they know that they don’t stand a chance against the will of God and the people.

“We are very focused on the goal and we cannot be distracted. If you observe correctly, you will discover that we are not resting on our oars. We are moving and taking our message to the nooks and crannies of the state, while the so-called Coalition Group is running around in hotels in Abuja looking for ways to subvert the will of the people.

“They are not on ground and none of them can win any election in Imo.”Nwosu urged his supporters to disregard the issues against him and embrace his programmes under the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding: “Those same people who fought Okorocha and even called him all sort of uncomplimentary names, some even went as far as selling the falsehood that he was working with President Muhammadu Buhari to Islamise the Southeast when he was building the APC, are the same people who are pretending to love the party.

“We know their plans and their sponsors, but just like we defeated them in 2011 and 2015, we will also defeat them in 2019 and Buhari will have landslide victory in Imo and other Southeast states.”


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