By Chinonso Alozie
OWERRI—WEEKS after Governor Rochas Okorocha has endorsed his son-in-law Mr. Uche Nwosu to succeed him in 2019, his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere has gotten another endorsement from youths of the oil communities in the state to contest the governorship position.
Vanguard gathered yesterday in Owerri that the latest in the series of endorsements for the deputy came from the Niger Delta Youths Forum led by one Chukwuemeka Nwaopara which took place at his country home, Achi Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area.
This is coming at a time the deputy governor, reportedly was asked to step down his gubernatorial ambition for Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu.
This time, the youths were said to have come from the 11 wards of the Oguta Local Government Area in the state.
According to Nwaopara’s group, their conclusions for backing Madumere, was that he is “an astute administrator.”
Also, he was quoted to have described the deputy governor, as a competent, passionate and a visionary leader that has the political will to take Imo state, to the next level of inclusive governance.”
He argued that, “Madumere is the only politician in the Okorocha’s cabinet that understands better the workings in the rescue mission government of Okorocha.”
However, it will be recalled that Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Nwosu, has reportedly declared to run for the governorship position, having seen that the governor’s decision was tilting towards favouring him (Nwosu) in 2019.