Uche Nwosu, the son in law to the outgoing Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Action Alliance to contest the governorship election of the state on its platform.
Uche Nwosu, expressed confidence that he would emerge as the next governor of Imo State on the platform of Action Alliance.
Speaking on his defection from the APC, Nwosu said that he was forced out of the party because of injustice, impunity and lack of respect for the party’s constitution.
Nwosu said that the entire APC structure in the state, except those supporting the senatorial ambition of Governor Rochas Okorocha, had defected to the AA.
He described his new party as one which was driven by the ideal of a democratic manifesto and his ambition to succeed his father in law as Governor of Imo State enjoys over 70 percent of the electorate in the state.
He said further that the Action Alliance will cooperate with APC to have President Muhammadu Buhari reelected, and to also have his father in-law, Okorocha, elected as senator; and him as governor on the platform of Action Alliance.
“We are going to work with APC to deliver Imo State to President Muhammadu Buhari. We will deliver Governor Rochas Okorocha as senator because Action Alliance has no senatorial candidate in Orlu zone.
I have no problem with President Muhammadu Buhari. My headache is the National Chairman of APC.
It is a divine project and we are ready for the election. It is inter-party marriage between AA and APC in Imo State.
We will work with APC to deliver President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Rochas Okorocha, myself and all our candidates.”
He also said that his resolve to defect to the Action Alliance was to ensure that the wishes of the youths in the state were respected.
He claimed that the youths in Imo State were protesting for his candidature in next year’s election.
The chairman of Imo Youths Council, Jeff Nwoha, also claimed that thousands of youths in Imo State had defected to the Action Alliance to ensure that Nwosu emerge as the next governor of the state.
Nwoha said further that the youths would reject any plan to rig the 2019 governorship election in the state and the youths would work for Okorocha who is the APC candidate for Imo West senatorial district and President Buhari.