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There palpable tensions in the camp of the Imo state governor and a faction of the Imo chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC over the much rumourch gubernatorial aspiration of the Secretary to the Government of Imo state, Sir George Eche.

There palpable tensions in the camp of the Imo state governor and a faction of the Imo chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC over the much rumourch gubernatorial aspiration of the Secretary to the Government of Imo state, Sir George Eche.

The fear was sequel to the news making the rounds that Eche has purchased the guber form under the plat form of the APC. But swiftly, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo in a statement yesterday Monday rebuffed the assertions from different quarters that the governor was aware of the interest of Eche as his subsequent action. The CPS while reacting to the story which has dominated the social media said “for Eche to be quoted to have claimed that the governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has asked him to contest the 2019 governorship election and for this claim, the governor has been inundated with calls over the authenticity or otherwise of this claim by Mr. Eche. To say the least, the claim is totally false. It is not true. The governor never told Mr. Eche to go for the 2019 governorship either directly or through a proxy. In other words, the governor is not aware of Mr. Eche's governorship aspiration”.
According to Onwuemeodo, if the SGI is actually contesting the governorship, he is doing so as an Imo man or as a Nigerian, exercising his constitutional rights and that has nothing to do with the governor, adding that before now, what Eche had told the governor he was going to contest is the House of Representatives for Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency. So if he has changed his mind for another position, the governor does not know.
He furthered that it was also important to advise Eche to stop further dropping of the governor's name. If he has decided to contest for the governorship of the State, he should do so without dropping the governor's name and for the sake of emphasis, the governor is not under any pressure over the governorship bid of Chief Uche Nwosu. Nwosu has collected his nomination forms, and will face APC delegates for the primary and if he wins the primary, he will face Imo electorate in the election proper. And if Imo people elect him to be their governor, so shall it be.
That is to say, Uche Nwosu's fate over the governorship of the State will be decided by the Almighty God first, then APC delegates for the primary and Imo people at the main election. So, the issue of the governor being under pressure over Nwosu's governorship aspiration is neither here nor there.

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