Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress to submit the name of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the APC governorship primaries in the state.
Okorocha made this appeal in a statement obtained by newsmen on Monday.
The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum opines that upholding his son-in-law’s candidacy “protect the high integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari and the integrity of the Party.”
He also submitted that Nwosu was the “only hope” of the state as there was no other candidate who can drive the economy of the state better.
“For some time now, I have been in Abuja fighting for the soul of Imo State from possible kidnap and subsequent destruction by political thieves.
“The only hope left for Imo State now is for Uche Nwosu to emerge as a candidate. Otherwise, there will be total economic catastrophe when I leave as governor.
“Though they have spoken falsely and badly about our candidate, nobody can say that he was a fraudster in Lagos or that he was an armed robber in Benin or an arrogant man or a criminal.
“They have actually nothing to say about him except that he is my son-in-law,” the release read.