The son-in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and anointed successor, Uche Nwosu, insists that the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodinma, wont govern the state.
Nwosu, who is battling for the governorship ticket of the party in court, stressed that the court will deliver judgment in his favour. The former Chief of Staff to governor Okorocha added that Uzodinma is only a tenant in the APC.
While addressing his supporters on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, shortly after his arrival in Owerri, Nwosu said he's the party's rightful candidate.
He said, "I am the lawful governorship candidate of the APC in Imo state. Our national chairman did not respect the rule of law and the constitution of our party in substituting senator Hope Uzodinma's name for mine.
"The records are very clear. I won the first primary election on October 2. I also won the second primary held on October 6. The records are there. The police, INEC and DSS reports affirm my victories.
"It is only for a matter of time. We will get justice in court. My name shall be on the ballot. I shall be announced as the APC governorship candidate in Imo state. Hope Uzodinma won’t be governor."
He also debunked the rumours making rounds that he has concluded plans to dump the APC for another party in order to fulfill his governorship ambition.
Uzodinma vs Nwosu
Nwosu, who has constantly declared himself as the authentic APC governorship candidate in Imo state, had filed a court order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from accepting any other name from the APC for nrxt year's election.
INEC recently published Uzodinma's name as the APC's candidate following a decision by a court to strike out a suit filed by Okorocha's faction.