Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has said that his son-in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu who he has preferred to succeed him would do better than him as governor because he has known all the secrets behind the success story of his governorship in the state.
Okorocha spoke when the leaders and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Mbaitoli Local Government Council where the deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere, comes from came to endorse Uche Nwosu for 2019 gubernatorial at the weekend, at the Nick Banquet Hall with the governor stating that the story of the amazing achievements of the Rescue Mission Government in the state would not be complete without the outstanding role of Uche Nwosu.
His words, “there is no project of this administration that Uche Nwosu didn’t make contribution in terms of ideas and dedication to see the Project completed. He knows the secret behind all the successes we have recorded.
He knows how we have done all we have achieved without complaining of paucity of fund like those before us had done.”
He continued, “If I allow any of these people aspiring to become governor in 2019 to take over, it won’t be long before Imo people would begin to regret my exit because I know the sacrifices we have made to achieve all these as a government.
But for Uche Nwosu, he knows the whole secret and I have no doubt, he would do better than me. And when that happens Imo people may begin to forget me. But I want him to do better than me.”
On the deputy-governor, Prince Madumere, the governor said he is his son, but noted that the issue of who succeeds him as governor in 2019 goes beyond certain sentiments, because the fate of the state and her people is paramount in taking decision to that effect, adding that he knows who is who in the Rescue Mission Political family.
He continued, “I want someone who would continue with the laudable achievements or programmes of the administration like free education, someone who would have regard for all classes of people including the market women, artisans and so on.
Someone whose head would not be blown up by power, someone who would allow the Government House remain open for all categories of people. Someone who would not witch-hunt or go after those who criticise or abuse him. Uche Nwosu is the man.”