After he lost in the presidential primaries, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha picked the governorship ticket of the APC in absentia. He’s now the flagbearer of APC in Imo state after his son in law Uche Nwosu, the Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning, stepped down.
Uche Nwosu had initially been adopted as the governorship candidate for Imo State, a position he reportedly accepted to keep for his father-in-law in case he didn’t win the presidential ticket. Nwosu announced his withdrawal yesterday following Okorocha’s loss at the APC convention.
Speaking before the ratification of Okorocha’s candidature, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr. John Alamba said: ”A few days ago, we gathered here to elect Chief Nwosu as the APC governorship candidate, but I was in Lagos when I learnt that the candidate had resigned on personal grounds. We are gathered here today to ratify Governor Okorocha as the party’s governorship candidate”. Nwosu said “party’s interest supersedes personal ambition”, and enjoined members to give same support and solidarity to Okorocha.