Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has finally admitted that it would take divine intervention for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Okorocha, in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, said it’ll be hard for APC to market its candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma, to the state because of his problematic political history.
According to him, it would require God himself to talk to the people of Imo state for Uzodinma to win.
“It would require God talking from heaven and telling Imo people, ‘Chief Hope Uzodinma is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased’ before Imo people could consider changing their minds. If not, Imo people know those who cannot be their governor. Chief Uzodinma knows this fact and he should stop using the governor to deceive his sponsors.”
Rochas Okorocha has been a big opposition to Uzodinma’s candidacy because he preferred his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeeds him as he has approached the end of his second term in 2019.
Despite the open hostility between both parties, Okorocha pointed out that he’s not actually Uzodimma’s problem.
According to Rochas Okorocha:
“Chief Uzodinma’s problem is self-inflicted. Imo people who are going to vote on election day know him and he has the choking problem of how to convince them to vote for him to become their governor.
“The latest story on the APC candidate is that he has been banned from travelling out over allegation of treasury looting. It was not Okorocha who slammed the travel ban on him.
“The case is in court over $12.5 million contract. That does not concern Rochas. He is in court for asset declaration issue. That has also nothing to do with Rochas.”
Okorocha concluded that despite the trouble with Uzodinma’s candidacy, it’ll be easy to sell President Muhammadu Buhari to the Imo people as the 76-year-old contests for re-election next year.
“It is going to be easy to market Muhammadu Buhari and some other Candidates of the party.”