Factional gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo state, Uche Nwosu, has assured his supporters that he would not leave the party, just as he urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to order.
Mr Nwosu gave the assurance on Tuesday in Owerri on his arrival from Abuja where he had been fighting to actualize his mandate.
Last weekend, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, published names of governorship candidates of various political parties, with the name of Senator Hope Uzodinma boldly written as the APC flag bearer.
This did not go down well with Mr Nwosu and his camp led by his father- in -law, Governor Rochas Okorocha who insisted on his candidacy.
The erstwhile Chief of Staff to the governor Okorocha, who sounded optimistic that INEC would eventually give him the nod to fly the party’s flag, told his supporters he was not nursing any idea of decamping to another political party.
According to him, rather than go to another party, he would remain in the party and make sure that “people with questionable character like Senator Uzodinma, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume and Chief Emeka Ihedioha do not become governor.
“This mandate belongs to me. I will not give it to anyone. I would want the anti-corruption crusader, President Muhammadu Buhari to call the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to order because the party was built on change and integrity.
“How would somebody who did not take part in the governorship primaries become governor of the state. I would not allow those who have bad records to become governor of the
Meanwhile, members of the opposition dismissed his statement as one made by a drowning man, adding that God had taken control in the state and would anoint a governor for his people come 2019.