The former Chief of Staff of Imo State Uche Nwosu has left the APC to join the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) in order to pursue his governorship ambition for 2019.
Uche Nwosu was the chosen candidate of his father-in-law and Governor Rochas Okorocha and lost the party ticket to Senator Hope Uzodinma.
He has dumped the APC with his aides and those of Okorocha as well. Governor Okorocha has however responded to this. According to him;
“What happened in Imo was a clear case of injustice, where Uche Nwosu won the primary and was robbed of the ticket. This injustice must be addressed. However, in spite of the fact that my aides are leaving the party, I am still a member of APC and will not leave the party.”
“I tried to persuade them not to leave, but they have made up their minds. I have done what I can to make them remain in the party, they disobeyed me. I don’t have any moral justification to stop them.
“President Buhari is not behind the injustice done by the party in the state but Oshiomhole is solely responsible for all the injustice meted to my people in Imo State. For me, I am still a member of APC. Buhari still remains my candidate and I will support him.”
“They were deceived into believing an illusion. This is a scam played out by Senator Hope Uzodinma after all the efforts they put up in making Uzodinma the governorship candidate; he now realized that they cannot be trusted with any position, including that of his running mate. This is the game behind the game.”