Mr. Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Saturday gave the strongest indication that he is living in alternate reality when he insisted that he remains the authentic Imo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite the fact that the party has submitted the name of Senator Hope Uzodinma as its Imo governorship candidate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
An angry Nwosu, who seems not to have realized that the unpopular plan of his father-in-law to install him as governor has crashed, attacked APC National Chairman,Adams Oshiomhole, describing him as a man who contradicts the truth by speaking from both sides of his mouth.
Mr. Nwosu, who claimed he won the governorship primary held in the state on October 6, lamented to the Punch that it was unfortunate that Oshiomhole was elected national chairman of the APC “at this time when the party ought to concentrate on wining the general elections rather than being entangled in intra-party crisis.”
According to him, his candidacy had been secured and could not be thwarted by the national chairman or any other person.
He said, “My mandate is still intact, I still remain the candidate of the APC in Imo State. I am disappointed in the national chairman of the APC who is speaking from both sides of his mouth. As a man of that age I thought he would have been upright.
“I am shocked that a man, who we should look up to as our role model, has become somebody who many of us can no longer see as a role model. I am shocked at the attitude of the national chairman which does not give hope to younger people who have been looking up to him over the years as a mentor.”
“I will not leave the APC; I still remain the authentic candidate of the party. I still have a valid court order restraining the party from submitting any other name to INEC. The order also restrains INEC from accepting any other name other than my name. The matter is in court.
“The insinuation by the national chairman that my ambition suffered a setback because of the ambition of Governor Rochas Okorocha is not true.”