Barely a week after he appointed his sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, some members of the Imo state House of Assembly have endorsed the candidacy of Mr. Uche Nwosu, son in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha, to succeed him in the state government House come 2019. Nwosu currently serves as Governor Okorcha’s Chief of Staff.
Confirming the endorsement to newsmen, the spokesman for the lawmakers, Henry Ezediaro, said that Nwosu qualifies to take over from Governor Okorocha on the strength of “his humility and ability to fit into the shoes of the Governor.” He said the decision to endorse Nwosu was reached by majority of the members who sat down, delibrated on it and declared him the best to run for the position.”
‘After a meeting of members of the House, we agreed, irrespective of party affiliations to endorse Ugwumba Uche Nwosu as our best choice for the governorship of Imo State in 2019.
We urge him to contest and if he does, we will produce him as governor in 2019. Too many projects are going on in the state now at the same time. The governor may complete some. We need someone who can complete all and that person is Uche Nwosu.”
Ezediaro said Okorocha’s free education policy needs someone like Nwosu to complete and continue with it
‘Without Nwosu, the policy may die and that is why we want him to continue from where the Governor will stop. His project has become our project.”
Recall that in a recent interview with Channels TV, Governor Okorocha replied his opponents that have kicked against plans to present his son in-law as his successor. In his defence, Governor Okorocha, said it is very myopic to kick against a politician bringing into office his relative who he believes can deliver development to the people.