- Governor Okorocha's son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, has revealed why he was endorsed to run for Imo governorship in 2019
- Okorocha had last week endorsed Nwosu as his successor in 2019
- Nwosu said that Okorocha in wisdom knew that he has what it takes to take the state to the next level
Uche Nwosu, the chief of staff and son-in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has finally revealed why he was endorsed to run for the next year gubernatorial election in the state.
Daily Trust reports that Okorocha last week said he would support the gubernatorial ambition of his Chief of Staff and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu in 2019.
NAIJ.com gathered that in an interview with Daily Trust, Nwosu said that Okorocha in his wisdom knew that he has what it takes to take the state to the next level.
He said: "First of all, I want to appreciate His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha who in his intelligence thought deeply of who will run and who will not run, that is his opinion.
"This is a man who has run the state for seven years now, who has changed the landscape, changed the old mentality, changed the old Imo we used to see to a modern Imo.
"So, when he comes out to say this is the person that will go, I think I don’t have an objection to that; however, at the right time I will formally make it known to the people, but if he has given me his approval, who am I not to take up the challenge?
"But at the right time, I will make my decision known to my people, but for now, it is between the governor and I.
Speaking on why many people have come out to endorse his nomination for governorship race, Nwosu said: "Many people have asked me this question and I have seen a lot of endorsements coming from the APC; from the youths, from women, from different groups.
"I want to appreciate and thank each of them for indicating their interests and urging me to come out to run for the 2019 governorship election in Imo state.
"I want to believe that this is coming from their hearts and because of the love they have for me. 2019 is fast approaching, but for now, we have a governor. By 2019, I will know where God will take me to, but for now, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha is still our governor and I have also told him that within a short period of time, I will come out and make my intention known to everybody.
"Meanwhile, I have to give it to the youths of Imo state, left for them they would have opened my mouth and made the declaration on my behalf. But I want to assure them that I will not disappoint or let them down.
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"At the right time and very soon, I will make it known to everybody; it is not something to fear or worry about, where we are going to God has already destined it and I don’t think that any man can change it. What God has made nobody can unmake it, so 2019 will be 2019.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Rochas Okorocha reportedly identified his son-in-law and chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, as the person to succeed him as governor of the state if he makes his ambition known.
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