The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has told some political stakeholders at the state government house in Owerri that he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
While speaking when political leaders, women and youth groups, as well as traditional rulers on Monday, Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, assured the supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu has what it takes to win the 2019 governorship election.
The influential politician who made the disclose when the crowd came to endorse Nwosu at the Government House, said that he would want to hand over to a governor that will discriminate against any zone but will see the entire state as one deserving of equal attention.
He assured that Nwosu will win the 2019 governorship election, irrespective of the objections of the political ‘bigwigs’, adding that the power to elect a governor resides with the people and not few political elites and godfathers, adding that, “I have no doubt that Nwosu will win the governorship election considering his pedigree and humble background” .
According to the governor, “Nwosu has learnt the ropes and is better qualified than any other aspirant. Nwosu is the least of the political children I have trained but I don’t know any of them as much as I have known Nwosu, I took him up when he was just nobody and he grew to the height he is now, his only sin is that he is my son-in-law, how about the Njemanze’s, the Bishops from Egbu, they occupy every position in Egbu without considering who and where they came from”
He continued that, “Nwosu will win in 2019, don’t be afraid , I am there, I have retired the Arthur Nzeribes, the Udenwas, now I will retire the rest of them finally, I know them and they know me, their plan is to push me so that they can get the Senate, it’s a lie, i will run for the Senate as well”.
Speaking on President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration for a second term, Governor Okorocha assured that “he will win again, just like he did in 2015”.
He said, “Buhari will win again and again, after Buhari, the turn will come to South East and it will be the turn of Okorocha”.