The controversial governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, has met another stumbling block as the National Chairman of his new party, Action Alliance party, AA, Tunde Anifowose-Kelani on Thursday rejected him as the party’s Imo State gubernatorial candidate.
Mr. Anifowose-Kelani told reporters that Mr. Nwosu was yet to become a registered member of the party.
For this reason, according to him, the former Imo Chief of Staff cannot be recognized as the party’s standard-bearer in the Imo 2019 governorship election.
The AA chairman made it clear that the party has rules and regulations guiding its operation and that in order to become a registered member there is due process Nwosu must follow.
He told Mr. Nwosu to do the needful if he really wants to be a registered member of Action Alliance Party.
“People of such pedigree should know better than junk politicking which would not help towards 2019,” Anifowose added.
Recall that Nwosu, some aides of Mr. Okorocha and supporters had during the week dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC in Imo State for the AA.
Mr. Hope Uzodinma had defeated Nwosu to clinch the APC governorship ticket, to the chargrin of Mr. Okorocha, who prefers that his son-in-law succeeds him in 2019 as Imo State governor.
Mr. Nwosu governorship ambition had torn the Imo APC apart.