In reaction to reports that he has withdrawn his open endorsement for his son – in law, Uche Nwosu, Governor Rochas says he has not changed his position.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, Okorocha said it is not true that he has dropped his support.
The statement began “We have read in the media especially on the social media a statement falsely credited to Governor Rochas Okorocha that he has not endorsed Chief Uche Nwosu, but that, he is rather considering three people including Uche Nwosu, Prince Eze Madumere and Chike Okafor”
“That is not true. If there was any atom of truth in that claim, it wouldn’t have been a side-talk thing. The governor endorsed Chief Nwosu and gave more than twenty solid reasons for doing so. And also following the man’s endorsement by students, women and youth groups and 24, out of the 27 Local Governments in the State”
“Like we had said in one of our media outings to that effect, the opposition in Imo is desperate and extremely worried because they are yet to see any of the aspirants who can beat Uche Nwosu either in the Primary or in the main election. They are stranded”
“Also, endorsements have been going on across the States, but in Imo, Uche Nwosu’s own endorsement is the one being celebrated and being talked about. In no distant time, we are going to respond to those talking about nepotism to prove to them that such issue is neither here nor there” he stated
Okorocha said the endorsement has been the nation’s politics, saying there is nothing strange about it.
“It does not replace Party Primary or the INEC organized election. And Uche Nwosu will win the APC guber Primary and also win the election proper because human beings are involved in the two activities and not blackmail” the statement stated