Uche Nwosu, son-in-law of the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Action Alliance (AA).
Nwosu made this known to journalists on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri upon his arrival from Abuja.
According to him, he dumped APC because it’s filled with “injustice, impunity, and lack of respect” for its own constitution.
Nwosu also said that despite his defection, his new party will cooperate with the APC to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari emerges victorious in the presidential election. He said:
“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.
“We will work with APC to deliver President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Rochas Okorocha, myself and all our candidates.”
He stressed that the only problem he has with the APC is its national chairman, Adams Oshiomole, who has been accused of collecting bribes to impose candidates despite the outcome of the party’s primary elections.
Since October, Nwosu and Okorocha have battled the party’s national leadership after it failed to recognize the election that elected Nwosu the winner of the party’s primary election. The party instead opted to recognize Senator Hope Uzodinma as its flag bearer as he was elected in another election.