The Imo State House of Assembly has endorsed Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of Governor Rochas Okorocha for the 2019 governorship race in the state.
The Assembly described him as the most qualified for the job.
Nwosu is currently the Chief of Staff to Okorocha.
The position of the Imo state House of Assembly was made known on Saturday by the Chairman of the House Committee on Petroleum, Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission and Niger Delta Development Commission, Henry Ezediaro.
Ezediaro said Nwosu was the most qualified to take over from Okorocha.
Addressing a news conference in Owerri, the state capital, he said: “After meeting with the members of the House of Assembly, we, irrespective of party affiliations, have endorsed Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.
“We urge him to contest the poll.
“If he does, we will support him to be the governor in 2019.
“On behalf of the lawmakers, we want to use this medium to appeal to the governor and thank him for his free education policy in the state, but without Uche Nwosu, the policy may die and that is why we want him to continue from where he will stop.”