Governor Rochas Okorocha has bragged that he has taken away politicians like Arthur Nzeribe, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, and ex-governors, such as Ikedi Ohakim and Achike Udenwa, in order to open a way for youths to come up.
The Governor who spoke when more than 3,000 Ideato North people, including their leaders and chiefs, came to pay him a solidarity visit yesterday, at the Government House, in the state capital Owerri, also made a vow to take eliminate the likes of Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, among others, by 2019.
DailySun newspaper reports that Gov. Rochas said he would continue to work as governor, and also including the inspection of projects till 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 2019, when his successor is expected to emerge as the new Governor.
Rochas said he emerged the governor when no one believed he could do that and emerge winner outside the PDP umbrella.
“I have few months to go, yet, I have declared road revolution. The usual feeling is for out-going governors to pack money and leave at the end of their tenure, I will not pack money, rather, I’ll continue to work till 11:30a.m. of May 29, 2019.”
He insisted on his ground to contest as the Imo West senatorial seat and equally regained his support for his Chief of Staff, Nwosu for governor in the next Election that is coming in the year 2019.
Okorocha, who bragged that he has eliminated all the big figures in Imo state politics said he had no iota of doubt Nwosu will win the governorship election, considering the pedigree and humble background that he came from.
DailySun reports Rochas Okorocha said Uche Nwosu has learned the ropes and he is more qualified than any other aspirant.
“Uche is the least of the political children I have trained, Madumere is there too, but, none of them have I known like Nwosu.
I took him up when he was just nobody and he grew to the height he is now, same with Madumere. Nwosu’s only sin is that he is my son-in-law, how about the Njemanze’s, the bishops from Egbu, they occupy every position in Egbu without considering who and where they came from.
“Nwosu will win in 2019, don’t be afraid , I am there, I have retired the Arthurs Nzeribes, the Udenwas, now I will retire the rest of them finally, I know them and they know me, their plan is to push me, so they can get the Senate, it’s a lie, I will run for Senate,” Okorocha declared.
“Nwosu has the mandate of the people and broad-based support. So, he will win the governorship election. And I will win the Senate election, because the quality of candidates and their records are key to their electoral success.
“They should come out with the person who will challenge Nwosu instead of making noise or propaganda.
“If they have someone better than Nwosu, let them come up with the person. I am waiting for them to come out and challenge my own candidate with their own choice. That is the way to go.”