Uche Nwosu, the Chief of Staff of the Governor of the State of Imo, Rochas Okorocha, said that those who accused their director and members of their family of conspiring to continue their control of the state beyond 2019 were not objective in their position.
He said this on Sunday when he appeared on the political program of Channels TV, Sunday Politics, in Abuja.
Nwosu, who is Okorocha’s son-in-law, said that in addition to his own aspiration as governor and the governor’s search for a senatorial seat in next year’s general election, no other member of the Okorocha dynasty ran for political office.
He argued that his relationship with the governor did not exclude him from aspiring to any political office on earth.
Nwosu noted that the governor showed a culture of not interfering in his work when he served in the government as land commissioner and chief of staff.
He said: “The problem of Rochas Okorocha trying to control the state of Imo with his family does not arise. People should go down to the state of Imo. People should leave feelings in peace.
“My name is Ugwumba Uche Nwosu. I’m from the local government of Nkwerre. Rochas is from the local government of Ideato. By virtue of the grace of God, I was able to marry the daughter of the governor. Does that prevent me as a man from running for governor of Imo State?
“I was land commissioner and now chief of staff. Rochas Okorocha prevented me from doing my job? The urban renewal that you see in the state of Imo today is outside of my initiative.
“Who else in the family of Owelle Rochas Okorocha is a candidate of the House of Assembly, the House of Representatives of the Senate?” Nwosu asked.