The Imo State House of Assembly Speaker, Acho Ihim, on Wednesday, revealed why the state’s lawmakers are backing Uche Nwosu, the Chief of Staff to Governor Rochas Okorocha to become the next number one citizen of the state.
Ihim restated the decision of 20 members of the state legislature to support Nwosu.
Nwosu is also Okorocha’s son in-law, having married his daughter, Uloma.
The Speaker told reporters, “Nwosu remains the best and most plausible panacea to the issue of disjointed and often abandoned projects syndrome that hitherto constituted a clog in the wheel of progress in most instances.”
He read the resolution of the lawmakers during a press conference in Owerri, when he led 19 other members of the House, under the aegis of Team Nwosu, to endorse the governorship ambition of the Chief of Staff.
He argued that the decision to ensure that Nwosu takes over from Okorocha was taken in the overall interest of the state.
He added that, “in a bid to ensure continuity of the numerous democratic dividends of the Rescue Mission Administration in Imo State, 20 members of the Imo State House of Assembly have affirmed their resolve to project, support and back in its entirety Ugwumba Uche Nwosu as the next governor of Imo State after His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, come 2019.
“Our people deserve Ugwumba Uche Nwosu for a continuation of this people-oriented policy to bring succour and hope for the poor and rich in the state.”
The lawmakers who penned down their signatures were: Ozuruigbo Ugonna (Nwangele), Chinedu Offor (Onuimo), Uju Onwudiwe (Njaba), Ngozi Obiefula (Isu), Max Odunze (Orsu), Ikechukwu Amuka (Ideato South), Arthur Egwim (Ideato North) and Kennedy Ibe (Obowo).
Others were Nkem Nzeruo (Oru East), Lugard Osuji (Owerri Municipal), Henry Ezediaro (Oguta), Chukwuemeka Loyd (Owerri North), Victor Onyema (Owerri West), Uche Agabige (Orsu), Chika Madumere (Nkwerre), Uche Ejiogu (Ihitte Uboma, Emma Orie (Ohaji-Egbema) and Lawman Duruji (Ehime Mbano).