Okorocha, Deputy, heads for Senate seat, Nominates Son-In-Law As Successor

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Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has put himself forward as a senatorial aspirant for the Imo West Senatorial seat in the 2019 general election.

The controversial governor has also endorsed his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere for Imo East Senatorial seat and reaffirmed his earlier endorsement of his Chief of Staff and son in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu as his successor.

Okorocha made the disclosure during the inauguration of members of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) at Government House Owerri on Monday.

It will be recalled that Okorocha and Madumere have seen their once cordial relations head south because of his endorsement of his son-in-law as his successor.

“If Uche Nwosu will be home for governor, I will tell the deputy governor to go to Senate. I told you earlier that my interest is the Presidency but since President Buhari will be running in 2019 I decided to put my ambition on hold until he completes his tenure.

“But I have decided to run for the Imo West Senatorial zones because if I don’t, bad people will take the position. If my name appears on the ballot paper as contesting for Senate, it will boost APC chances in the State. And many from my Senatorial zone have come to me and said they will not contest if I am interested.”

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