Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has revealed that he has shortlisted three persons to succeed him.
In an interview with the Vanguard, he said when he decides, he will choose one of the three shortlisted persons.
He however pointed out that there is nothing wrong if his son in law and Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu decides to run for office of the governor.
He said “I never knew him (Uche Nwosu) from Adam. I never knew his father. By happenstance, he worked with me.
“He found my daughter and married my daughter. So, because of that, he can no longer be a man? Assuming that he is qualified to run for even president of Nigeria he cannot run because he is Rochas’ son-in-law?
“To be somebody’s in-law is now an offence? I don’t understand how people reason. Another thing I hate is this issue about zoning. You take power and you zone it as if it a cake. Let him that has something upstairs, that is qualified, lead.
“Visionary people; irrespective of whether poor or rich. It makes me laugh when educated people in the twenty first century still talk like primitive people. If you think you can defeat him, stand up and defeat him. I have not made up my mind to support him. I have three people on my mind.
“When I decide I will come out and say this is the candidate I want to support. If it is Uche Nwosu, so be it. And if you think you can defeat him, okay, go and defeat him. If the people like him, that is how it will be. I don’t want this thing to become a minus for my children in future. I have very intelligent children that can help this country and help this state. You cannot say because they are my children they cannot run for election. Even my wife can run Imo State.
“That woman is so intelligent; she can lead this state perfectly, even better than I do. And let me say it again, I have done more than any governor has even done for Imo State. Let them stop talking about statue. Let them stop talking about Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment. Let them talk about whether Rochas Okorocha has lived up to his promises as governor of Imo State.
“Which governor in the past provided over a thousand kilometres of roads? Owerri city has changed, with free education, hospitals, schools that can take about 2.5 million children, with infrastructure everywhere. A state that was coming number 35 is now among the first three. If anyone has done better than me, let him come out and say it. And I say, NONE!