Imo State Governor Rocha Okorocha on Saturday took advantage of the southeast zonal rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to campaign for the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) Uche Nwosu.
Senator Hope Uzodinma is the APC governorship candidate but the governor is backing his son-in-law, Nwosu, who lost out in the battle for APC ticket.
Despite the presence of wife of the President Aisha Buhari represented by wife of the vice president, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo and Uzodinma, Okorocha told voters to pick Nwosu over the APC candidate.
He however declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential race.
According to Okorocha: “Imo victory for Buhari is designed sealed for Buhari. In Imo state we have 47 political parties and one of the perfect alliances is Action Alliance led by Uche Nwosu.
“Nwosu is APC in spirit. APC owes Imo people an apology because of the injustice meted to Imo people.
“In Imo state, Nwosu will win Imo state. It is not anti -party. We refused imposition in Imo state.”
He went on: “I am in charge and no sane youth will come and create tension in this state.
“ Let me say this madam First Lady, this time around we are not here to ask you to campaign for Buhari, what my wife has done is to tell you that Buhari is on ground.
Mrs. Osinbajo called on APC supporters lo vote for President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to her: “I am here to represent the wife of the President of the wife of Nigeria. She has asked me to greet you all.
“She said that everybody should vote APC, and that APC will win in every state. She says nobody should be sleeping on the day of election.
“There must be no fighting because government is interested in women and youths.
“I am proud to be a Nigeria woman because Nigeria women are beautiful, strong and successful. We are happy with the President because he is taking us to the next level with APC.”
Southeast zone coordinator of APC, Nkechi Okorocha, said: “You all are welcome to the Southeast APC rally for women and youths in Imo state. In 2019 our president will resume that seat that he has started.
“We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his genuine leadership and love for this country.
“For the future to be secured Buhari is the only hope. We are here to say that Buhari must return.
“The reason is that Buhari loves the unity of this country, he loves this country, so there is no vacancy in Aso Rock.
“It is only Buhari that can complete what they have started. So that we know that indeed Nigeria is united.”
Diginitries who attended the event included the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu; Imo state governorship candidate of APC Senator Hope Uzodimma; Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu (Imo North); Abia APC governorship candidate, Uche Ogar and Imo candidate of Action Alliance, Uche Nwosu.
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