The last has not been heard about the desperation of the crumbling political empire of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha. Built hurriedly on quicksand, the emperor chose Uche Nwosu as the crown “prince and principality” of the empire.
Rising from obscurity in the semi-urban town of Orji, near Owerri, where he managed a makeshift barbing salon upon graduation, he was picked up by Prince Eze Madumere, who was bosom-friends with the Okorochas. Uche Nwosu, a graduate of the Imo State University, briefly found job as a driver to Mr Eze Madumere’s father before switching boss. He had remained unemployable, having failed previous multiple prerequisite aptitude tests for state jobs. He found solace under Owelle Rochas Okorocha’s employment in the position of, firstly, a driver and later a butler and then personal assistant.
From this vantage position, he betrayed his boss when he put his boss’s first daughter in a family way before their damage control by marriage. Later in life, recently really, Eze Madumere fell out of with the Okorochas, after becoming his Chief of Staff and Deputy Governor at the same rate that Uche Nwosu became a Commissioner, Chief of Staff and, most of all, son-in-law and plenipotentiary to the Okorochas. The rest is now history!
The above introduction is a simple insight into the person of Uche Nwosu, the pseudonym of Gov Rochas Okorocha – the incumbent governor – for his third term agenda in office. For one thing, Uche Nwosu is blessed with a strong elbow besides the incentives from his father-in-law. He elbowed many favourites of the present government out of the way to emerge as the plenipotentiary of sort. Eze Madumere is already out of his way; yet All Progressives Congress party (APC) and Sen Hope Uzodimma are on his neck. They gripped him so hard and unrelenting.
Last week something spectacular happened. It wasn’t something of a surprise really; just that it provided a happy end to the story of the Empire’s loss. Uche Nwosu’s name was conspicuously not found in the gubernatorial list that was released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). A door was indeed closed for their imperial majesties.
Then here is the real gist!
The All Grand Alliance Party gave Mr Uche Nwosu the ticket at the cost of N50,000,000.00 despite that British trained Dr Anthony Njoku, also known as Omenuko, contested and won the party primaries on October 07, 2018. The party officials are now singing a new tune. They say Dr Njoku is too young to be the Imo State governor come 2019, despite that Uche Nwosu is much younger than he and, of course, without recourse to the not-too-young-to-run bill. In lieu of his age, the party officials are now demanding extra N10,000,000.00 from him, if he must retain his mandate.
As I write this,, the officials of the party had used the name of a former APC Transition Committee (TC) Chairman of Oguta Local Government Area (Name withheld) to secure the place for Mr. Uche Nwosu while he finishes his fight with his traducers; namely, APC and co. Dr Anthony Njoku is already perfecting his case file as at the time of sending in this article.
Gov Rochas Okorochas and his son-in-law had been running from ‘‘pillar to post’’ in search of a soft landing in case the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) finishes them off. They were first spotted with the Social Democratic Party (SDP), before Chief Okey Eze fended them off, as one would fend off a stubborn nanny goat: su-su!
Desperate Uche Nwosu later became wary until his father-in-law energized him with sweet and assuring promises. He was actually considering the position of a Deputy Governor in any particular party at all. Later they landed on AGAP, which capitulated shamefully. Only in Nigeria!
Desperation and do-or-die-affair don’t even begin to describe how Gov Rochas Okorocha and his stooge want to resurrect the political power of their crumbled empire.
Guess what! As you read this article, Dr Anthony Njoku is already in court.
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