Governor Rochas Okorocha’s chief of staff and son-in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu, still in the race for the Imo governorship seat on the platform of Action Alliance (AA), Daily Trust reports.
This has ended speculations concerning Nwosu’s next line of action after his former party, the APC refused to submit his name as the party’s flag-bearer for the 2019 elections.
Nwosu had earlier dispelled rumours that he will dump the APC for another party, vowing to remain in the ruling party and reclaim his ‘stolen mandate.’
Nwosu’s posters started flooding Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Monday, December 3, even before a formal declaration, thus beating the Sunday, December 2, deadline for the substitution of candidates’ names by INEC.
The final list of parties’ candidates will be made known on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
However, the AA governorship candidate in the state, Sir Leonard Okolienta, has dismissed the claims of Nwosu as being the candidate of the party, saying he (Nwosu) “is an impostor.”