Following the abysmal out come of last weekend’s Congress of the APC in Imo State there seem to be a doubt now surrounding the continued support of Governor Rochas Okorocha to his son inlaw,Chief Uche Nwosu. Before now, Okorocha has not hidden his desire to inform the public that Nwosu who is married to his first daughter and the Chief of Staff is the best qualified to be his successor in 2019.
It was gathered that Okorocha is now about to make a volte face about his continued support to Nwosu .
This ,it was furth gathered followed the stiff opposition he has been receiving against the ambition of his said in-law.
Majority of opposing forces while claiming that Nwosu’s ambition amounts to a “third term” for the Governor, insist that it contravenes the Charter or Equity in the State where Orlu zone will be favoured to be in Government House after Okorocha’s eight years.
It was equally gathered that even those fighting the governor are doing so because of Nwosu, even as unconfirmed sources said that the signal in Abuja headquarters of the party are also opposed to the unpopular project.
Recent development from the result of Congress which saw Okorocha running to get a possible remedy from Buhari in Daura has opened a new frontier in the race for who occupies the Douglass House, come 2019.
A source close to Government House revealed that the governor is considering swapping the son in-law’s governorship ambition with one of his loyalists. The arrangement, it was further gathered is that one of the remaining allies from other zones, than Orlu senatorial district, preferably Okigwe zone, will now be backed to carry the Rescue Mission flag in the coming Guber election.
No name has been mentioned so far, but speculations are that any of these three Okigwe zone top politicians;Hon Chike Okafor, Speaker Acho Ihim or Prof Nnamdi Obiareri may get a fresh nod from Okorocha for the race, while Nwosu will fall in as the running mate.
According to the source,the twist is not only to regain balance in the political equilibrium in the state, but also to try to destabilize the opposition camp,especially that of Sen.Godwin Ifeanyi Araraume who the incumbent governor sees as a potential threat.