After Failed Presidential Bid, Rochas Okorocha Picks Imo APC Governorship Ticket
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has picked APC’s governorship ticket few hours after losing out at the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket in Lagos.
His son-in-law and Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning, Chief Uche Nwosu, who was said to have been adopted as the governorship candidate, announced his withdrawal from the race after Okorocha lost the presidential bid.
Speaking before the ratification of Okorocha’s candidature, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr. John Alamba said: ”A few days ago, we gathered here to elect Chief Nwosu as the APC governorship candidate, but I was in Lagos when I learnt that the candidate had resigned on personal grounds. We are gathered here today to ratify Governor Okorocha as the party’s governorship candidate”.
Nwosu said “party’s interest supersedes personal ambition”, and enjoined members to give same support and solidarity to Okorocha.
The Imo Governor, Okorocha scored 674 at the APC Presidential Primaries at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos yesterday.