After losing the presidential primaries election on Thursday, December 11, 2014 Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state had picked the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , although he was in Lagos for the party’s National Convention which ended at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
It was learnt that the Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning, Uche Nwosu, who was secretly adopted as the party’s governorship candidate by the party’s delegates, disclosed that he was no longer interested in the contest.
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, Channels reports.
He said his decision was informed by some personal issues as well as family reasons. speech said that his withdrawal from the race was based on personal and family reason.
While urging the delegates to ensure maximum support to Governor Okorocha, the new candidate, Nwosu disclosed that his decision to withdraw from the race was based on some personal and family issues.
Prominent among those in attendance at the event which took place the Imo International Conference Centre, were all the state executive of the Imo State All Progressives Congress, except the Chairman who was still in Lagos, members of the Okorocha’s cabinet and other state appointees.