After losing the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential ticket to former Head of state Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has picked the governorship ticket of the party following the withdrawal of his son inlaw, Uche Nwosu who reports say was secretly handed over the ticket while the governor was in Lagos for the APC Presidential Primary.
Okorocha's son inlaw who is also the Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning was said to have withdrawn to pave way for Okorocha's re-election as governor.
Speaking before the ratification of the Governor’s candidature, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr. John Alamba, said that the party had the power to substitute any candidate that withdraws from the race.
Nwosu, in his brief speech said that his withdrawal from the race was based on personal and family reasons, adding that the interest of the party supersedes his personal ambition.
He urged the party members to give same support and solidarity to the new candidate, Governor Okorocha.