- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state said it has started taking steps to reclaim the state from the ruling APC in 2019
- The party said the people of Imo state will not allow Governor Okorocha to install his son-in-law as his successor in 2019
- The governor had earlier allegedly identified his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as the person to succeed him as governor of the state
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Imo state chapter, has said that the alleged move by Governor Rochas Okorocha to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as his successor in 2019 will be rejected by the people of the state.
The chairman of the PDP in the state, Charles Ezekwem, said on Tuesday, February 13, that the state had gone beyond the stage of a father-in-law handing over political power to his son-in-law after eight years and mother handing over to his daughter as the first lady of the state, Punch reports.
He said: “This family business will not work; the idea of Okorocha handing over power to his son-in-law after eight years will not work. This ‘familiocracy’ will be rejected because Imo people are highly educated and civilised.”
Ezekwem announced that the PDP had started the process of ensuring that it would reclaim the state in 2019.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Okorocha allegedly identified his son-in-law and chief of staff as the person to succeed him as governor of the state if he makes his ambition known.
He reportedly revealed this when members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri Municipal Council Area visited him in the Government House in Owerri.
Okorocha said Nwosu has “the qualities of an ideal leader” and that although he has not told him yet that he intends to run for governor but, promised to support him if he does.
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