- Okorocha debunks reported assault on the Catholic Archbishop AJV Obinna
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has distanced his son-in-law and Chief of Staff,Uche Nwosu from the reported assault on the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri,Anthony during the burial service of late Mrs Mbata in Ngwoma,Obube in Owerri-North recently as handiwork of Political opponents.
The governor maintained that the growing popularity of his son-in-law making for his endorsement thus far in the governorship race by 24 out of 27 local government areas in Imo State an act ordained by God.
Okorocha, disclosed his position through a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo in Owerri.
The governor insisted that the said news that his son-in-law supervised the assault on the archbishop by members of All Progressives Congress was a “blackmail being orchestrated by the opposition.”
He cautioned opponent from using the Church against the ‘project’ of his son-in-law realizing that the youngman has gotten large followership across the state nand remains the candidate to beat.
Continuing,the governor boasted that his son-in-law’s governorship aspiration has been endorsed by God and 24 out of the 27 LGAs in the state.
Hear the governor, “We say this for posterity sake. Imo people, including youths, students, men and women have “thrown their unalloyed support behind” the youthful Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, for the 2019 governorship in the state.
“He has become the subject matter as long as that issue is concerned, with APC officials and leaders from 24 out of the 27 local governments in the state having already endorsed him for the 2019 Imo guber.
“Now, seeing Uche Nwosu as the guy to beat in the 2019 election, they now think that there is no other way to stop him than through unwarranted blackmail.
“That is the reason such a quintessential gentleman and an embodiment of decency should be associated with whatever that transpired at the event in question.”