The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday boasted that God and 24 out of the 27 local government areas in the state have approved the governorship ambition of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu.
Okorocha said this in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo in Owerri as he denied the allegation that his son-in-law, who is also his Chief of Staff, supervised an assault on Owerri Catholic Archbishop, Anthony Obinna.
Mr. Okorocha stated the news that his son-in-law supervised the assault on the archbishop by members of All Progressives Congress was a “blackmail being orchestrated by the opposition.”
According to him, the opposition had seen his son-in-law as the candidate to beat in 2019 and are now using the church against the “project.”
The governor claimed that his son-in-law’s governorship ambition has been endorsed by God and 24 out of the 27 LGAs in the state.
He said, “We say this for posterity sake. Imo people, including youths, students, men and women have “thrown their unalloyed support behind” the youthful Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, for the 2019 governorship in the state.
“He has become the subject matter as long as that issue is concerned, with APC officials and leaders from 24 out of the 27 local governments in the state having already endorsed him for the 2019 Imo guber.
“Now, seeing Uche Nwosu as the guy to beat in the 2019 election, they now think that there is no other way to stop him than through unwarranted blackmail.
“That is the reason such a quintessential gentleman and an embodiment of decency should be associated with whatever that transpired at the event in question.”