Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State may have broken his silence on who will succeed him in office as he has vowed to throw his weight behind his son-in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu, if he (Nwosu) eventually declares his interest to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Governor Okorocha made the vow when officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and leaders from Owerri Municipal Council visited him, on Monday, at the Government House, Owerri. He noted that his support for Nwosu was based on the latter’s “ideal leadership” qualities.
Governor Okoroxha also disclosed that allowing Nwosu, who is presently his Chief of Staff, to succeed him in 2019 would guarantee the sustainability of his (Okorocha’s) “monumental achievements” which, he note, “cannot be left in the hands of any-how person.”
Governor Okorocha, however, said that Nwosu has not intimated him of his interest to contest for the seat, but assured that if he did, he would support him.
The governor, who pointed out that he did not not need to know Nwosu’s parents before endorsing him, however, added that for a long period of years he had known him, “he is an honest man, whatever he tells you in the morning is what he will tell you in the evening.”
According to Okorocha, “Uche Nwosu is hardworking and never gets tired. He is a very humble young man; not proud, not arrogant. So, power won’t enter his head. In spite of the position he occupies you can’t see him quarreling with anybody or maltreating anybody. He does not segregate against anybody whether from Orlu or Owerri or Okigwe zone. He relates with people enviously. I have checked him in and out, I have not found him wanting.”