Imo 2019: 20 lawmakers endorse Nwosu for governor


Twenty  out of the 27 members of the Imo State House of Assembly on Friday endorsed the governorship ambition of the Chief of Staff to the Imo state governor, Uche Nwosu.

Nwosu is married to the daughter of the state governor, Rocha’s Okorocha.

The lawmakers said they took the decision to back Nwosu’s ambition after he was endorsed by the state governor.

Briefing journalists on the position of the lawmakers, Friday, Hon Henry Ezediaro, member representing Oguta Local Area, stated that 20 members of the House appended their signatures for the endorsement of Nwosu after a meeting presided by the Speaker of the State Assembly, Acho Ihim.

Ezediaro added further that “all the lawmakers involved have earlier led their constituents before Governor Rochas Okorocha at the government House to endorse Nwosu”.

Highliting more on the reasons for supporting Nwosu, Ezediaro said, “Uche Nwosu was the pioneer candidate of APC in 2014, the party endorsed him to run for governor, he has not changed since then.

“When  Governor Okorocha came back after he ran for President, APC leaders came together to say let’s give the ticket to Okorocha , the young man was loyal and said OK, what the young man did, son in-law or no son in-law , he would have said no ,at worst Okorocha will take back his daughter, what if he divorce his wife tomorrow, will that now qualify him to run for election? .

The lawmaker who is also the Director General of Ugwumba Mandate, a campaign organ of Nwosu, added that the 20 lawmakers had endorsed Nwosu to consolidate the legacies of Governor Okorocha.

He gave the names of the lawmakers in support of the endorsement as; Ugonna Ozuruigbo representing (Nwangele) Lugard Osuj, former Majority leader(Owerri municipal) Chukwuemeka Loyd (Owerri North) Ekenna Nzerue(Oru east) Innocent Egwim(Ideato North) Obinna Egu (Ngor Okpala) Ngozi Obiefula(Isu) and Uju Onwudiwe (Njaba).

Others were   Victor Onyewuchi (Owerri west) Uche Agabiga(Orsu) Emma Orie(Ohaji/Egbema) Ikechukwu Anwunka (Idea to south) Henry Ezediaro(Uguta) Roman Duruji (Ehime Mbano) and Marcel Odunze (Orlu).

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