Speaking to the congregation which included Uche Nwosu and the Governor’s wife, Nkechi Okorocha , His Grace condemned the idea of imposing a candidate on the people, and urged the faithful to register and arm themselves with their voter’s card, for next year’s election. “You cannot impose anyone on the people. Your vote will decide. We have become miserable. Imo is now an empty basket. Rebuilding Imo State and restoring its dignity is a challenge. Get your voter’s card. Let us vote for mature, responsible citizens who will serve the people not dominate them,” the Archbishop said. His Grace also said, “Imo needs a seasoned technocrat who will right the wrongs and correct several anomalies and hardship inflicted on the people by the present administration and not the Governor’s stooge who lacks the experience and maturity needed for such exalted office. It is wrong to impose his son-in-law. Imo needs a seasoned administrator, not Uche!” The Archbishop emphasised that the Governor could not replace himself and imposing his son-in-law on the people was wrong. He strongly advised the people to register, get their permanent voter’s cards (PVC) and prepare to use their votes to get their desired candidate.
Meanwhile, a communiqué issued by the Restoration Coalition, a group from the All Progressive Party (APC), Imerienwe in Ngor Okpala, L.G.A, condemned what they called the “clandestine endorsements”, indiscriminate adoption and wanton “anointments” of certain elements in the APC. “It is quite disturbing that these endorsements obtained by blackmail, coercion and intimidation are taking place in the hallowed orbit of the Imo State Government House under the watch of the Governor. We are embarrassed because this theatre of absurdity, as we have confirmed, has the full backing and financial muscles of Imo State Government as the person being endorsed, one Chief Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, is also his serving chief of staff. As a matter of fact, this is an anomaly and points to a dangerous and destructive party politics of APC in Imo State,” the Coalition also said.
-- The Leader