- Plots to retire to Senate with Deputy
- Insists on son-in-law as successor
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has evolved a caste system in Imo polity where he has imposed his political dynasty turning the state into a personal estate. He is relying on the estate for his retirement from Imo Government House to the Senate in the National Assembly in 2019.
Apparently, the Imo governor has reserved the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Imo West Senatorial seat for himself in the 2019 general elections.
Governor Okorocha also reserved that APC ticket for Imo East Senatorial District for the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere.
Okorocha at the inauguration of members of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) at Government House, Owerri, on Monday, reiterated his resolve to be succeeded by the Chief of Staff, who is coincidentally his son in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu, in 2019.
“If Uche Nwosu will be home for governor, I will tell the deputy governor to go to Senate. I told you earlier that my interest is the Presidency but since President Buhari will be running in 2019, I decided to put my ambition on hold until he completes his tenure.
“But I have decided to run for the Imo West Senatorial zones because if I don’t, bad people will take the position. If my name appears on the ballot paper as contesting for Senate, it will boost APC chances in the State. And many from my Senatorial zone have come to me and said they will not contest if I am interested,” Okorocha had declared.