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2019: Political tension in Imo state as Gov. Rochas endorses Uneze

Ahead of the 2019 governorship election, there is indication that Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has endorsed Chief Eberechukwu Uneze, an executive director with Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)

In a gathering, the governor argued that he hardly miscalculates when it comes to politics in Nigeria, adding that it was his smart calculation and vision that made it possible for Imo state to be one of the strategic APC strongholds today.

“I came here in person today to honour our own brother, Dr. Eberechukwu Uneze who is serving today as an Executive Director of AMCON,” he said over the weekend.

“His appointment by the government in power was only possible because I saw the vision that APC was the way to go and you, the good people of Obiokwu, Amakohia-Ubi, in Owerri-West Local Government Area of Imo State followed me.”

With 2019 fast approaching, Okorocha has again called on Imo state indigenes to trust his judgement when he points in the direction of who takes over as Imo State governor and at the presidential level.

“I am looking at your son, Dr. Ebere as someone that is promising politically. You know that we will look for distinguished and outstanding personalities to continue the good work we have started in Imo State.

“When 2019 comes, I would want you to trust me because I am looking in his direction because if the Federal Government trusts him with the tough job he and his colleagues are doing at AMCON, we want technocrats like him in Imo State government.”

Uneze told Governor Okorocha that he was overwhelmed that the governor would amid his tight schedule find time to grace the occasion in person.

However, the statement by the governor has opened a new political chapter and arousing curiosity among those who sees that the move of the governor as trying to dash their hope of becoming the state governor after this long waiting.

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