Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has named his Chief of Staff, who doubles as his son-in-law,Uche Nwosu, as his successor in 2019.
The governor,made his intentions known at a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri Municipal Council Area.
The governor, however, said Nwosu is yet to inform him if he is nursing any governorship ambition.
“Uche Nwosu is hard working and never gets tired. He is a very humble young man. Not proud.
Not arrogant. So, power won’t corrupt him. In spite of the position he occupies you can’t see him quarreling with anybody or maltreating anybody. He does not segregate against anybody whether from Orlu or Owerri or Okigwe zone
. He relates with people freely. I have checked him carefully and I have not found him wanting. “What the state wants is Imo governor and not Owerri Zone or Orlu Zone or Okigwe Zone governor. Zoning does not put food on the table of anybody.
The young man is a team player, who does not use his office to molest anybody. He has the qualities of a good leader. If he says he will run for governor, I will support him.
“Obviously it might be as a result of these qualities that most people are talking about Uche Nwosu for governor everywhere even when he has not declared for the governorship. It might also be the reason for the endorsement he is getting from all quarters.
You see, you don’t hide a good product. And the joy of every leader is to have a worthy successor. You don’t mind political opportunists. We have done very well as a government and we should be concerned about what happens to the achievements after.”