- Uche Nwosu, candidate of the Action Alliance in the last governorship election in Imo, returns to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- Nwosu insists that the Supreme Court recognises him as the candidate of the APC in the election
- The defeated son-in-law to former governor, Rochas Okorocha, says he has taken to fate over the judgement of the Supreme Court
After suffering a huge defeat in the governorship election in Imo, the candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the poll, Uche Nwosu, has returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Nwosu, a son-in-law of former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, however, insisted that he is the candidate of the APC and that the Supreme Court recognised him as such while delivering its judgement recently.
Nwosu had defected to the AA after losing the primary election of the APC in the buildup to the governorship poll in the state. He, thereafter, lost in the election to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emeka Ihedioha.
Daily Sun reports that while speaking with journalists, Nwosu, who had arrived Imo from Abuja, claimed that even though the Supreme Court voided his petition for double nomination, it recognised him as a member of the APC.
“The Supreme Court has said all, it said I am the candidate of APC, what it means is that I’m the candidate of APC even though another person was foisted on APC.
"That aside, I have forgiven everybody, no matter what they have done, from the national chairman to Gulak, to those in the state; what we need is to move ahead, we are brothers and sisters, there must be peace,” Nwosu said.
He said he had accepted his fate with the judgement of the Supreme Court and that he recognises Ihedioha as the governor of Imo.
He also argued that politics should not be seen as a do-or-die affair and that the state is what matters to him.
“I’ve said in my statement, whoever wins at the Supreme Court, I will give my support, be it Emeka Ihedioha, Araraume or Uzodinma I will support. But in supporting, if you do well, I will praise; if you don’t, we would criticise you,” he warned.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Supreme Court nullified Nwosu's candidacy in the election.
Nwosu who was the flagbearer for the Action Alliance (AA) party was said to have had double nomination during the 2019 general election.
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