- Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, is qualified under the constitution of Nigeria to be the next governor of the state
- He alleged that some politicians from both state and national levels were ganging up against Nwosu
- According to him, those behind the gang up were using his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, and some others people
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state on Thursday, April 19, said the constitution qualifies his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to be the next governor of the state, adding that he was aware of the political gang up by members of his party.
He stated that these political gang up against the endorsement of Nwosu for the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state were both state and national levels, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com notes that Okorocha went further to say that the controversy surrounding pension payment in the state, has been resolved 90%.
According to him, the success was recorded after fraudulent activities were exposed in the system.
He said: “The total payment of pension in the state has gone down from N1.4billion to between N600 to N650million.”
The governor added: “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. I remember the Tinubus in Lagos state and the Sarakis in Kwara state.”
Speaking on the gang up against his son-in-law, 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."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, said that there was nothing capable of stopping his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, from succeeding in his governorship ambition.
Okorocha said Nwosu's emergence as governor in the state come 2019 had already been ordained by God. The governor through his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo also said that 24 out of the 27 local government areas in Imo state were in support of Nwosu's ambition.
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