Governor Rochas Okorocha State on Monday explained why he will support his son in law, Uche Nwose, to succeed him as the governor of Imo State in 2019.
The Governor, according to Premium Times told members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri Municipal Council Area at the Government House in Owerri that he would support Nwosu because he has the qualities of an ideal leader.
But the governor said Nwosu who is currently his chief of staff has not inform him of his desire to suceed him.
“The Chief of Staff has not told me that he wants to run for the governorship of the state. But if he comes out I will support him.
“Uche Nwosu is hardworking and never gets tired. He is a very humble young man. Not proud or arrogant. So, power won’t enter his head. Despite the position he occupies you can’t see him quarreling with anybody or maltreating anybody.
“He does not segregate against anybody whether from Orlu or Owerri or Okigwe zone. He relates with people enviously. I have checked him in and out, I have not found him wanting.
“What the state wants is Imo governor and not Owerri Zone or Orlu Zone or Okigwe Zone governor. Zoning does not put food on the table of anybody. The young man is a team player, who does not use his office to molest anybody. He has the qualities of a good leader.
“If he says he will run for governor, I will support him.
“Obviously it might be as a result of these qualities that most people are talking about Uche Nwosu for governor everywhere even when he has not declared for the governorship. It might also be the reason for the endorsements he is getting from all quarters. You see, you don’t hide a good product. And the joy of every leader is to have a worthy successor. You don’t mind political opportunists. We have done very well as a government and we should be concerned about what happens to the achievements after.”