- Imo state governor, Okorocha, says he chose his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him as governor because the latter is honest
- The governor said he is also supporting Nwosu because the latter is a child of God
- Okorocha said he has gone through the length and breath of Imo state, and Uche Nwosu will be the best in 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo says he chose the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Uche Nwosu, to succeed him because he had found “honesty” in Nwosu, who is also his son-in-law.
Okorocha made the disclosure while handing over a newly built office complex to the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the governor said he is also supporting Nwosu because the latter is a 'child of God'.
He said: “I am delighted that I have fulfilled one of the promises I made to God when I was seeking for power in 2011. While I battle so many challenges associated with my office, I am particularly happy that the vow I made to God has been fulfilled today in many ramifications.
“This came with a lot of difficulties as most people never understood me and some never even believed I was a Christian. I was baptized with so many names, but that did not stop my vision to win souls to God.
“One of my very first project was the construction of a modern chapel in front of the Government House. Today, we have chapels in all the twenty-seven local governments in the state and currently been manned by pastors and reverends. And the chapels also serve as branches of CAN in the 27 local governments.
“Today, I am here to hand over this edifice to CAN, I pray and hope that this edifice will continue to be a symbol of peace and unity in the Christendom."
He continued: “In few months to come, I will be exiting as your governor, I have been praying to God Almighty to help Imo state to get a good successor to continue with the good works already started.
“As a human being, Samuel was ordered by God to anoint Saul. It takes God to send a person to anoint another.
"I have gone through the length and breath of Imo state and Uche Nwosu will be the best in 2019. I urge CAN in Imo state to maintain peace and continue to pray for our leaders.
“I urge all churches to support CAN and its leadership. They may not be perfect, but together, we can build the CAN of our dreams. I handover the CAN headquarters with some operational vehicles and 2 million naira monthly subvention.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Uche Nwosu said that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, will not be governor.
Nwosu, who spoke to his supporters shortly after his arrival from Abuja, said that “Uzodinma is a tenant in the APC.”
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