Embattled APC Gubernatorial candidate in Imo State, Uche Nwosu who is also the Chief of Staff to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has reacted to allegations against his principal on using his family to control Imo State.
Uche Nwosu who got featured on Channels TV’s political programme, Sunday Politics, in Abuja, stated that besides his own governorship aspiration and the governor’s quest for a senatorial seat in next year’s general election, no other member of the Okorocha dynasty was running for political office.
Nwosu, who is Okorocha’s son-in-law also added that his relationship with the Governor, who has shown a culture of not interfering in his work when he served in the government as commissioner for lands and chief of staff, did not rule him out of aspiring for any political office in the land.
“The issue of Rochas Okorocha trying to control Imo state with his family does not arise. People should get down to Imo state. People should leave sentiments alone
“My name is Ugwumba Uche Nwosu. I am from Nkwerre local government. Rochas is from Ideato local government. By virtue of God’s grace, I was able to get married to the governor’s daughter. Does that stop me as a man from running for governor of Imo state?
“I was commissioner of lands and now chief of staff. Did Rochas Okorocha stop me from doing my work? The urban renewal you see in Imo state today is out of my initiative.
“Who else from Owelle Rochas Okorocha’s family is a candidate of the House of Assembly, House of Representative of the Senate?” Nwosu queried.