Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Tuesday cleared the air on why he is endorsing his son in-law, Uche Nwosu, to take over from him as governor.
Speaking with newsmen at the Sam Mbakwe International Airport in Owerri, shortly on arrival from an overseas trip, Okorocha said Nwosu is qualified to govern Imo State and that his position on the endorsement stands.
He, however, assured that the primary to elect a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress in Imo State would be transparent, noting that there would be no shortcut in selecting candidates to fly the party’s flag.
Okorocha also disclosed that local government council election in Imo State would be conducted in June to give residents of the state an opportunity to elect candidates of their choice at the grassroots.
He said he was working hard to boost the popularity of the APC in the South-East to make the party acceptable to the people in the upcoming general elections.
The governor said he was also taking necessary steps to inject life into the party to boost President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election chances.