Governor Rocha Okorocha’s Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, has dismissed individuals accusing his principal of planning to continue his family’s control over the state beyond 2019.
Speaking to Channels TV on Sunday, Nwosu, who is also a son-in-law to the governor, said besides his own governorship aspiration and Okorocha’s quest for a senatorial seat in next year’s general election, no other member of the Okorocha dynasty was running for political office.
He said the Governor showed a culture of not interfering in his work when he served in the government as commissioner for lands and chief of staff.
Nwosu said: “The issue of Rochas Okorocha trying to control Imo state with his family does not arise. People should get down to Imo state. People should leave sentiments alone
“My name is Ugwumba Uche Nwosu. I am from Nkwerre local government. Rochas is from Ideato local government. By virtue of God’s grace, I was able to get married to the governor’s daughter. Does that stop me as a man from running for governor of Imo state?
“I was commissioner of lands and now chief of staff. Did Rochas Okorocha stop me from doing my work? The urban renewal you see in Imo state today is out of my initiative.
“Who else from Owelle Rochas Okorocha’s family is a candidate of the House of Assembly, House of Representative of the Senate?”