The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has stressed that he won’t shift ground in

his determination to ensure that his son in-law and Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu,
succeeds him in 2019.

Okorocha, made this known through his Special Adviser on Electoral Matters, Chief
Steve Asimobi, when he told journalists that Nwosu would develop the state.
He said, “People talk about his son-in-law and I want to ask: from where do we
borrow our democracy? Look at the American history, some times in the history of
America, it was the Kennedys, the Kennedy Dynasty and hegemony.
“If not for death and, perhaps some other factors, may be they may have ruled
America for a very long time.
“Look at the Bush family. Bush Senior was the President of America and his two sons
were governors of two states in America. If it was in Nigeria, people will shout blue
“After Clinton, his wife wanted to become President of America and almost defeated
Barack Obama. She later contested against the present American President and won
the popular vote in the election.
“If America where we borrow our democracy from are wise in doing this, why are we
pedestal to be talking about son-in-law? If Uche Nwosu now divorces his wife, is he
qualified to run?
“At times, we push morality to the extreme in Nigeria! Imo State wants somebody
that can perform better than previous governors. We do not want somebody that will
come and take us back to Egypt.”
Asimobi spoke alongside the Special Adviser to the governor on Imo State Liaison

Office and former Commissioner for Health, Dr. Edward Onyemechi.

But the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, on Monday
decried the policies of the Imo State Government and asked Okorocha to stop playing
Ezeokafor, who condemned the assault on the Archbishop of Owerri, Anthony
Obinna, also condemned Okorocha’s plot to impose his son-in-law on the people of
the state as the next governor.
Ezeokafor, who spoke at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, while playing
host to the members of Civil Society Labour-Media Alliance, Anambra State, said the
wrath of God would visit those who attacked the Owerri bishop, if they failed to
repent the action and confess their trespasses.