The Chairman of the All progressives Congress in Imo State, Daniel
Nwafor, on Saturday said Governor Rochas Okorocha cannot determine the
governorship candidate of the party for the 2019 general elections.
He stated this after presenting the keys to the 27 Sienna vehicles
bought for the chairmen of the party in all the local government areas
of the state.
He insisted that members of the party would determine the party’s candidate for the governorship election next year.
He noted that the party recognised the governor as the leader of the
party in the state, but that his choice of his Chief of Staff, Uche
Nwosu, as his preferred successor would not affect the credibility of
the party’s primary.
Nwafor said “It is normal, personal and democratic for the governor to
prefer a particular aspirant as his successor but it will not affect our
“The governor has only one vote. The party will determine who will be
our governorship candidate and the Imo people will determine who will be
the next governor of the state.”