Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has threatened to dump the All Progressive Congress(APC) if his preferred governorship candidate and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, is dropped.
The Governor gave the hint during the swearing-in of new commissioners in the state at Nicks Banquet Hall, Government House, Owerri, on Monday.
Okorocha also vowed to dump President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election should any attempt is made to drop Nwosu as the governorship candidate of the APC in the 2019 general elections in the state.
According to him, President Buhari cannot win any election in the South East geo-political zone in particular and Nigeria at large in 2019 without his contribution, warning that any attempt to subvert his choice candidate would be counterproductive to the party in the country.
Governor Okorocha, while charging the new commissioners to inject their wealth of experience to ensure the development of the state, further told them to remain calm and wait for any possible directive from him should the party fail to give Uche Nwosu the governorship ticket.
Meanwhile, Adviser to Governor Okorocha on Electoral Matters, Barrister Steve Asinobi has blasted the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole over what he called orchestrated plan to relegate his boss politically, describing him as a Biblical Nichodemus who should not be trusted.
Barr Asinobi warned that if his boss’ son-in-law, Nwosu is denied the ticket of the APC, their followers would not hesitate to destroy APC not only in Imo State but the entire South East.
He gave the warning during his outing on a live TV and Radio programmes on AIT and Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) respectively.
Barr Asinobi threatened that APC would become history in the state once Uche Nwosu’s name is expunged as the governorship candidate of the party in 2019.