True to speculations, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has backed the governorship ambition of his former Chief of Staff and son in law, Uche Nwosu, saying his former Chief of Staff has his backing to proceed with his ambition in any other political party.
Nwosu lost the APC governorship ticket to to Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The Governor however maintained that he remains in the APC, saying Nwosu will get his support in any party of his choice.
While pledging his support to President Muhammadu Buhari, he made it clear that he will not shirk his support to the President’s re election despite the grievances that arose after the APC primaries which did not favour his son in law.
In a media parley in Owerri, the Governor described the emergence of Senator Hope Uzodinma as APC governorship candidate as the “worst imposition in history”
He said “in the 2019 general election, we are going to vote for candidates and not political parties. I am in the best position to assess the candidates and I know that among all the governorship candidates, Nwosu remains the best. I have told Imolites to check the records of those clamoring to govern the state before voting for them.
“What we saw in Imo APC was a clear case of injustice and the worst imposition in history. The party members are aggrieved and they will be moving to another party to pursue their ambitions but we are going to form alliance with whichever party they choose to deliver President Buhari”.
He continued that, “what is happening in Imo APC is interesting and strange, a party known for uprightness, justice and fairness has exemplified by President Muhammadu Buhari, has been dented by the actions of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole for whatever reasons he is yet to disclose.
“I have been trying to manage the situation but I have no moral justification to stop the aggrieved candidates who felt shortchanged from realizing their ambitions in any other party but
“I have not left APC and does not intend to leave APC. But you must realize that in Imo we don’t play party politics but politics of individuals. People did not join APC because of anybody but because of me”.