Okorocha backs son-in-law to succeed him, says ‘I’ve checked him in and out’

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State Monday said he had thoroughly examined his son-in-law and Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, and found him fit to succeed him as governor of Imo State in 2019.

Nwosu is married to Okorocha’s first daughter, Ulomma.

A press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, quoted Okorocha when he spoke to leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri Municipal Council who visited him on Monday.

The APC leaders’ visit, Onwuemeodo said, was to urge Okorocha to encourage Nwosu to be the next governor.

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The statement quoted Okorocha as saying, “Uche Nwosu is hardworking, and never gets tired.

“He is a very humble young man. Not proud. Not arrogant. So, power won’t enter his head.

“In spite of the position he occupies, you can’t see him quarreling with anybody or maltreating anybody.

“He does not segregate anybody, whether from Orlu or Owerri or Okigwe zone. He relates with people enviously.”

Okorocha said though his son-in-law had not declared his intention to run for governor of the state, if he (Nwosu) came out, he would support him because he would make a good governor.

“I have checked him in and out, I have not found him wanting.

“What the state wants is Imo governor and not Owerri Zone or Orlu Zone or Okigwe Zone governor. Zoning does not put food on the table of anybody.

“The young man is a team player who does not use his office to molest anybody. He has the qualities of a good leader. If he says he will run for governor, I will support him,” Okorocha said.


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