The Decision of the incumbent governor of Imo state, Mr. Rochas Okorocha to support son in-law becoming APC Flagbearer in the state has begun to gather storm within the ranks of its party even as opposition kicks.
Yesterday Governor Okorocha reaffirms his position through his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo of supporting his son in-law Mr. Uche Nwosu to be the next governor of the state. Accordingly in press release to news men in Owerri, he said time has come for his son in-law to be the next governor of imo state, adding that no one can stop him from endorsing his son in-law.
“Endorsement is a public statement or action showing support of something or somebody. It has been part of our democracy; it is however surprising some people have been losing sleep over the several endorsements the young Uche Nwosu has been getting
But what tend to look like injustice culpable of attracting rancor and mixed feelings coming with Anxiety within the All Progressive Congress (APC) Chapter in imo state as against the governors decision of supporting his in-law has surfaced. A group called restoration coalition within the party has frowned against the governors decision. Disclosing this to news-men at Ngor Okpala Local Government Area through their spokesperson Mr. Theodore Ekechi, alongside leaders of the party claimed that the endorsement by Okorocha of his son in-law was achieved by coercion, intimidation and blackmail
“We are embarrassed because this theatre of the absurdity as we have confirmed has the full backing and financial muscles of Imo State Government as the persons being endorsed. Chief Uche Nwosu, his son- in-law is also his serving Chief of Staff. “As a matter of fact, this is an anomaly and points to a dangerous and destructive party politics of APC in Imo State.” They insisted that free and fair primaries be conducted for all aspirants in the party. “We sincerely call on Governor Rochas Okorocha as the leader of the party in Imo State to instill law, order, discipline as well as promote peace and tranquility as the party gets set for the all important primaries in the state.
” Also, the group distanced the APC from the reported attack on the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Anthony Obinna, noting that those involved did not reflect the true character of APC. “Nothing can justify the rain of abuses reportedly credited to a group of people purportedly representing our great party, who took laws into their hands right before the high altar of God,” the group said.