- Governor Okorocha said his former chief of staff will be succeeding him in Imo
- Okorocha promised to complete important projects in the state
- He promised to work for his son-in-law's election
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has expressed optimism that his son-in-law and former chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, will become the next governor of Imo state.
Vanguard reports that Okorocha spoke at the Imo government house during the swearing ceremony of Mark Uchendu as the new secretary to the government of Imo state, 9 permanent secretaries and others by the acting solicitor Ministry of Justice, Chinyere Ibeh.
Okorocha promised to fix the schools in the state as well as the roads.
He said: “This administration will end stronger, let me tell you the remaining 7 months left for me I will do the same I did in 7 years in office.
“I will repair all the schools in the state, I am sorry for some of you who say that I have destroyed all the roads. It is because of the unprecedented rainfall. I wonder if the rains are acidic. I assure you that we will put them in order.
“I want to assure you that my people empowerment programme will kick off. It will start with the first names that will be submitted by the traditional rulers of our communities. My government is a government of the poor. I have come to save the lives of numerous poor Ndimo.
“We are going to begin to let our people know the projects we had done since the inception of this administration. What I am doing is to lay the foundation for any governor that will come into Imo state.
“When Uche Nwosu, becomes the governor, he will have no business building roads and developing the Owerri urban cities. Today, Uche Nwosu is the immediate past chief of staff, I pray that one day, I will shake you as the immediate past governor of Imo state.”
Uchendu who spoke on behalf of the appointees said: “I can’t not express all my happiness. All I can do is to give you assurance. If is a gene that no governor can transmit power properly to his successor I will break the gene.
“Udenwa did not and Ohakim did not. I will put my life and blood to see that I break that gene. Anybody that cannot deliver his ward has no business to be here.
“If we cannot deliver Nwosu, then we have not done justice to the rescue mission. If you are a commissioner there is no need that you do not go to church in your area. We will go to the churches, villages to engage the opposition. We have the stories that can destroy what they are doing."
Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo says he picked his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him, in order to consolidate on his achievements.
The governor made the disclosure in a statement released by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, The Sun reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Okorocha outlined his free and qualitative education programme as one of his landmark achievements.
He said the programme had produced remarkable results; pointing out that Imo state has continued to lead in JAMB applications for the seventh time and that the state has also continued to do well in West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams.
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