In what appears a veiled exhibition to seek for the endorsement of Governor Rochas Okorocha for the 2019 Imo governorship, two principal officers in the Rescue Mission government, Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere and Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri, Uche Nwosu have intensified their moves to get the Governor’s nod to their respective guber ambitions in 2019
Madumere and Nwosu had within the week led powerful delegations of party faithful from their respective Local Governments to visit the Governor to show solidarity on his 55th birthday.
Nwosu had besieged Okorocha- his father in law, with hundreds of APC stakeholders, traditional rulers, and elders from Nkwerre Local Government Area where they pledged their support to him and wished him well on his 55 years birthday celebration.
During the visit which took place at the new Governor’s Lodge, Owerri, Nwosu said the people of Nkwerre were in solidarity with the Governor for his achievements in office so far. Gift items were presented to the Governor by the delegation.
Okorocha described his Chief of Staff as one whose humility is uncommon.
Next day, the deputy governor led his kinsmen from Mbaitoli LGA to the governor in what was described by political pundits as “show of political character by the two contending political forces in the governor’s camp”
Okorocha described his deputy as “one who has grown beyond expectation in Imo State politics in popularity”He reportedly said “There is pressure from all quarters rooting for my deputy as Imo governor come 2019”
Nwosu and Madumere have been reportedly scheming to get the Governor’s nod for 2019 governorship especially within the ranks of the APC in Imo State. The duo have not openly declared their governorship ambitions, but it is very clear that they are very much interested in taking over from their boss.
Okorocha’s 55 years birthday celebration opened a fresh channel for the Deputy Governor and Chief of Staff to further advance their political ambitions with the overall aim of swaying the support of their political mentor.