Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said no amount of blackmail will stop his Chief of Staff and son- in law, Uche Nwosu from being Governor of the State in 2019.
The Governor who spoke in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo on Sunday said God, 24 local government chapters of the All Progressive Congress, APC have endorsed Uche Nwosu for the 2019 governorship.
Reacting to reports that Uche Nwosu supervised the blackmail on the Archbishop of Owerri Catholic Diocese, Archbishop Obinna at the weekend, the Governor described it as blackmail “orchestrated by the opposition”
Part of the statement reads “However, we say this for posterity sake. Imo people, including youths, students, men and women have thrown their unalloyed support behind the youthful Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu for the 2019 governorship in the State. He has become the subject-matter as long as that issue is concerned, with APC officials and leaders from 24 out of the 27 Local Governments in the State having already endorsed him for the 2019 Imo guber.
“Now seeing Uche Nwosu as the guy to beat in the 2019 election, they now think that there is no other way to stop him than through unwarranted blackmail. That is the reason, such a quintessential gentleman and an embodiment of decency should be associated with whatever that transpired at the event in question” he stated.
He recalled that opposition had for weeks flooded the social media with one ugly story or the other against “the young man, but to Imo people, such elements are wasting their time. They do not know that when God has said yes to any project nobody can no”
He added that in 2015, “in their effort to blackmail Governor Rochas Okorocha out of winning his Second term election they called him names including Alhaji in Government House and Okoro Hausa and when all that had failed, the thugs hired by the PDP and APGA then came and pulled down the Podium meant for guests for the Political debate for the governorship Candidates also organized by the Owerri Catholic Diocese. The same people went wild with the false story that Governor Okorocha told his supporters to pull down the Podium even when he had not arrived the venue of the event. Imo people knew the truth and still went ahead to cast their votes for him enmass” he concluded