A Senator representing Imo North at the National Assembly under the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ben Uwajimogu, has said the party will suffer defeat in the 2019 election if Governor Rochas Okorocha foists his Son-in-law.
The lawmaker urged the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, to obey President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent warning to not force candidates on others.
In a chat with the press on Okorocha’s decision to replace him with Prof. Obiageli as Senator that will represent Imo North, come 2019, he expressed surprise at the intention of the Governor.
“Prof Obiageli who is running as a proxy of Okorocha is going round Okigwe zone claiming to be the next Senator that will represent them in the 9th Senate.
“My reaction is that it is a tragedy because the governor appears not to realise that in a democracy he doesn’t have the capacity to determine who will represent Imo North at the National Assembly in 2019.
“The power resides with the people of Okigwe to decide who will represent them. When the time comes Okigwe people will choose those that will represent them in different capacities. No doubt, they will speak with their votes.
“Like I have said at different fora, the governor is distracting his administration by promising so many people positions he cannot guarantee.
“Okorocha should realise that power belongs to God. God is the one that will decide who gets into any position. So, my advice to OKorocha is not to play God because the way God made him governor so he will enthrone others into positions as it pleases Him.
“Therefore, any attempt by anybody no matter how highly placed to cow the people will be resisted.”
In response to Okorocha’s son-in-law succeeding him as governor, the Senator was of the view the young man needed to garner more experience to steer the affairs.