…calls them Political Consumers and not Producers
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum has come down hard on the members of All Progressives Congress(APC) Restoration Group in Imo State who recently gathered at Imerinwe,Ngor Okpala local Government Area declaring the members as perpetual guber aspirant coordinators that never win their electoral booth.
Moreso, the governor of Imo State in the release made available to the Press and signed by his Chief Press Secretary,Sam Onwuemeodo, said that the group who met at Imerienwe recently are Political Consumers and never Producer with little or no value to add the system.
He defended the endorsement of his son-in-law as democratic while urging them to ask their candidate to withdraw if he knows he is unpopular.
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ENDORSEMENTS OF UCHE NWOSU BY LOCAL GOVTS & GROUPS NOT UNDEMOCRATIC
- THIS IS IN REACTION TO THE STATEMENT ISSUED BY COORDINATORS OF A GUBER ASPIRANT WHO MET AT IMERIENWE, IN NGOR-OKPALA LGA.
For the avoidance of doubt, the avalanche of endorsements of Uche Nwosu, Chief of Staff Government House for the 2019 governorship, by Local Governments, groups and individuals cannot be adjudged undemocratic and never contravened any known law or ordinance.
Endorsement is a Public Statement or action showing support of something or somebody. It has been part of our democracy. And it is surprising that some people have been loosing sleep over the several endorsements the young Uche Nwosu has been getting. The difference is that his own endorsement is like a revolution, and almost all the other aspirants are feeling threatened.
We have come up with this explanation following the meeting held at Imerienwe in Ngor-Okpala LGA by Coordinators of one of the governorship aspirants in the State and at the instance of one of them, Chief TOE Ekechi.
In their communiqué, they claimed to be operating under the aegis of Restoration Coalition, APC, and they did that to deceive the weary and indeed the general public. They should have gone ahead to also endorse their own Candidate. What is their headache. Is Governor Okorocha the only governor who has indicated interest in one of the members of his Political family to succeed him.
They should follow events in other States. And also do their political research. Endorsement has been there. And they should ask their Candidate to withdraw if he is not popular to the extent of attracting people to endorse him. Uche Nwosu is the man. This is his time and nobody should envy him.
Those who signed the Communiqué at Imerienwe are habitual Coordinators of guber aspirants. They cannot Contest election. Some of them were brought into Politics by Governor Okorocha. And today, they have become Coordinators, and none of them had won his booth in the past elections. They have no electoral value to add to any party or aspirant. They are Political Consumers and not Political Producers. People should ignore them.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor