Hours after losing his bid to win the presidential ticket of
the All Progressives Congress, Imo state Governor,
Rochas Okorocha has the governorship ticket of his state.
Okorocha reportedly picked up the ticket to run for re-
election at night on Thursday, December 11.
His son-in-law and Commissioner for Lands and Urban
Planning, Chief Uche Nwosu, who had been adopted as
the governorship candidate, has also announced his
withdrawal from the race.
Nwosu said: “party’s interest supersedes personal
ambition,” while also urging members to give the same
support and solidarity to Okorocha, who was nominated in
absentia as he was in Lagos where the party’s national
convention was held.
Before Okorocha’s candidature was ratified, the Chairman
of the Electoral Committee, John Alamba said the party
had the power to substitute any candidate, who withdrew
from the race.
The panel chair said: “A few days ago, we gathered here
to elect Chief Nwosu as the APC governorship candidate,
but I was in Lagos when I learnt that the candidate had
resigned on personal grounds. We are gathered here
today to ratify Governor Okorocha as the party’s
Written by: Azubuike Azikiwe