BY CHIDI ABBAH#
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has accused his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume and Senator Benjamin Uwajumuogu of ganging up against him and the governorship ambition of his Chief of Staff and son in law, Uche Nwosu.
He made the revelation when speaking to newsmen at Government House, Owerri
He said“I am aware that they are using people like Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu to fight me for 2019 and 2023. I know those using them. Put them together, they can’t defeat me. I want to tell you that they will soon break.”
The Governor further drummed support for the governorship ambition of his son in law and Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu. He said the Nigerian Constitution allows Nwosu to aspire to be the next governor of the State.
He pointedly accused his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere of allowing himself to be used to work against Nwosu’s ambition.
The Imo State Governor also spoke on zoning.
He said “The problem in Imo state is no longer the issue of zoning. It is now the issue of son-in-law, you can see that the zoning campaign has gone down. I know what is paining my political opponent is the issue of son-in-law including Archbishop Obinna.
“Let me tell you, favour has found the young man. It is God and not me. There is no place in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that says that an in-law cannot be governor. Nwosu has not done anything wrong to contravene the constitution as to say he is not qualified to be the next governor of Imo state”