A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Chief of Staff of the Imo State Government House, Uche Nwosu, has spoken on his recent endorsement by Governor Rochas Okorocha for the state’s governorship position come 2019.
In an interview with Sun, Nwosu, a son in-law to the Imo State governor, spoke of his ambition to secure the state’s number seat.
He said Okorocha having done so much for Imo people, had the moral rights and justification to choose anyone he wants as a successor, adding that at the right time, he would tell the people about his intention to run for governor.
He said, “First of all, I want to appreciate His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha who in his intelligence thought deeply of who will run and who will not run, that is his opinion.
“This is a man who has ran the state for seven years now, who has changed the landscape, changed the old mentality, changed the old Imo we used to see to a modern Imo.
“So, when he comes out to say this is the person that will go, I think I don’t have an objection to that; however, at the right time I will formally make it known to the people, but if he has given me his approval, who are mine not to take up the challenge?
“Many people have asked me this question and I have seen a lot of endorsements coming from the APC; from the youths, from women, from different groups.
“I want to appreciate and thank each and every one of them for indicating their interests and urging me to come out to run for the 2019 governorship election in Imo State.
“I want to believe that this is coming from their hearts and because of the love they have for me; 2019 is fast approaching, but for now, we have a governor.
“By 2019, I will know where God will take me to, but for now, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha is still our governor and I have also told him that within a short period of time I will come out and make my intention known to everybody.
“But meanwhile, I have to give it to the youths of Imo State, left for them they would have opened my mouth and make the declaration on my behalf. But I want to assure them that will not disappoint or let them down.
“At the right time and very soon, I will make it known to everybody; it is not something to fear or worry about, where we are going to God has already destined it and I don’t think that any man can change it. What God has made nobody can unmake it, so 2019 will be 2019 the right time, I will make my decision known to my people, but for now, it is between the governor and I.”