Indications emerged at the weekend that a celebrated professor of Law, Prof.Nnamdi Obiaraeri is dusting his political jacket for Imo North senatorial race in 2019.
Okeomanews learnt that the law professor whose name has been forwarded to the Imo state House Of Assembly for confirmation as a commissioner by Governor Rochas Okorocha is being tipped in government circles to throw his hat into the ring for the political race.
According to an impeccable source in Government House, the former Dean of the Law faculty of Imo state University, Owerri, has got the goodwill of the governor who has recently fallen apart with the incumbent senator for the zone Benjamin Uwajumogu.
The source who spoke on strict condition of anonymity said “Prof Nnamdi Obiaraeri is in pole position in getting the governor’s endorsement for Okigwe zone Senate seat race. Remember that the governor and Benjamin Uwajumogu have fallen apart politically so he is shopping for his replacement and Obiaraeri is believed to have the political experience to fit into the 2019 political battle”
“The governor knows that he has Ifeanyi Araraume to contend with in the state in 2019,especially in Okigwe zone .so the governor does not want a political neophyte who will be easily walked away by the Araraume force ,that is why the choice of the university teacher is most appropriate”.
He said that in order to give Obiaraeri more political impetus in the zone, the governor had to forward his name to the State House of Assembly as a commissioner nominee.
He continued ” There are other people who are rooting for the governor’s endorsement like the Iwu family but the governor believes that the choice of Obiaraeri will not only be easy for his rescue mission political camp as against the Destiny Organization, the governor equally believes that Obiareri comes from a political axis, Okigwe/Onuimo that has never produced a senator for the zone before “the source explained.
According to the source, Okorocha who was embittered for Uwajumogu for preferring Araraume to him ,wants to use Obiaraeri ,who is the longest serving democrat in the governor’s cabinet and has strong political base in the six Local Government Areas in the zone to dislodge the former Speaker of the state House of Assembly.
Source: Okeoma News.