- Rochas Okorocha said the race for the governorship position in Imo state has not yet commenced
- Going further, he said the news of him campaigning is being circulated by those who are not comfortable with him
- Recall that his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, contested for the last governorship election in the state and lost
The race to occupy the governorship seat in Imo state has not yet started, former governor of Imo state and member representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha has declared.
The governor disclosed this following what he described as a false claim from mischief-makers.
According to him, some people had alleged that he has commenced campaigning for his son-in-law, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, for the 2023 Imo governorship seat.
He gave the denial in a press statement issued by his media adviser, Sam Onwuemeodo, The Nation reports.
“Those whose programme or only project for Imo people, has remained Okorocha, even almost two years after he had left as the governor of the state and has been busy with legislative business in the Senate, had gone to town with the false claim that Okorocha had begun to campaign for Nwosu, for the 2023 Imo governorship."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the crisis within the Ohanaeze Ndigbo apex Igbo group, deepened on Sunday, December 6, with Okorocha, and a minister, Chris Ngige, disagreeing with the organisation's latest decision.
Legit.ng understands that the duo caused a division with their disagreement over the announcement of the electoral committee members by the president-general, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who is billed to vacate the position soon.
The announced list which has Senator Ben Obi of Anambra state as chairman and Ferdinand Agu of Enugu as secretary did not go down well with Ngige and Okorocha.
Meanwhile, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo was recently plunged into what was seen as fresh controversies over the endorsement of Prof George Obiozor as the next president-general.
Nnia Nwodo-led executive is diving down with its reign coming to an end in 2021, in what has opened the possibility for a new leadership taking up the affairs of the group in a few weeks.
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