Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, says he will back his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu if he ever shows interest to run in the 2019 governorship election in the state. Okorocha who has been rumored to be grooming Nwosu, the husband of his first daughter Uloma, stated this when he received leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri municipal council yesterday February 12th.
“Uche Nwosu is hardworking, and never gets tired. I have checked him in and out, I have not found him wanting. 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 quarrelling with anybody or maltreating anybody. He does not segregate anybody, whether from Orlu or Owerri or Okigwe zone. He relates with people enviously’‘ Sam Onwuemeodo, who is governor Okorocha’s chief press secretary, quoted him as saying.
On whether Nwosu who is currently his chief of staff is from the zone that ought to produce the next governor, Governor Okorocha said “Zoning does not put food on the table of anybody. What the state wants is Imo governor and not Owerri zone or Orlu zone or Okigwe zone governor. 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.”
Nwosu is yet to declare his intention to run for office of the governor.