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2019 Election: Imo State Assembly Endorses Gov. Okorocha's Son-in-law as Next Governor

Posted by Odinaka on Mon 11th Dec, 2017 - tori.ng

The Imo state House of Assembly, controlled by the All Progressive Congress, APC, have reportedly endorsed the son-in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha, as a sole candidate for 2019 governorship election.

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Following the endorsement of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu (the Chief of Staff in the Government House), as a governorship aspirant in 2019, crisis brewing in the Imo State House of assembly have reportedly escalated 
 
According to PUNCH Newspaper, the House Committee Chairman on Petroleum, Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission and Niger Delta Development Commission, Henry Ezediaro, said Nwosu was the most qualified to take over from his father-in-law, Okorocha.
 
While speaking at a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, on Saturday, Ezediaro, said the decision to endorse Nwosu was reached after the majority of the state’s lawmakers declared him the best to run for the position.
 
He said, “After meeting with the members of the House of Assembly, we, irrespective of party affiliations, have endorsed Ugwumba Uche Nwosu. We urge him to contest the poll. If he does, we will support him to be the governor in 2019.

“On behalf of the lawmakers, we want to use this medium to appeal to the governor and thank him for his free education policy in the state, but without Uche Nwosu, the policy may die and that is why we want him to continue from where he will stop.”
 
The lawmaker denied there is a crisis in the House. “The house is not in a crisis, we just disagreed on some issues,” Ezediaro added. 

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