IMO STATE WILL BE HIJACKED BY “POLITICAL THIEVES” IF MY SON IN LAW FAILS TO SUCCEED ME: OKOROCHA
In spite of the obvious rot and decay of infrastructure in Owerri, the capital of Imo state, under governor Rochas Okorocha, he has maintained his quest for his son in law Uche Nwosu to succeed him at all cost.
Mr. Okorocha believes he has the capacity given his relationship with president Muhammadu Buhari and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole to get a favourable decision by the National working Committee of the party as regards the governorship candidacy for the party in Imo state.
The visibly shaken Imo helms man has since realizing that his son in law might have been denied ticket by the party, continued to appeal to the NWC to field his son in law who he said has committed no other crime other that being his relative.
The political gladiators in Imo state especially within his own fold are not backing down either on their determination to wrest power from the incumbent.
The incumbent governor Okorocha describes the other politicians as hawks who want to grab power and “shortchange the Imo people”.
In a recent statement in obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria, he said “there will be catastrophe in Imo state if my son in law fails to succeed me, his candidacy will protect the high integrity of president Muhammadu Buhari and the integrity of the party.
According to him, Nwosu is the only hope for the state, saying that allowing other parties to sail through would spell doom for the state.
“for sometime now, I have been in Abuja fighting for the soul of Imo state from possible kidnap and subsequent destruction by political thieves”, he said.
The fate of the All Progressives Congress in Imo state hangs in the balance with no identified candidate for the gubernatorial seat for the 2019 general elections.