The 2019 governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has asked Governor Hope Uzodinma to warn his aides from attacking his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Nwosu urged the governor to reign in his aides so as not to let the feud between him and Okorocha escalate.
He described the faceoff between the duo as uncalled for and urged the APC leadership to broker peace between the two leaders in the interest of the party.
Nwosu, who is Okorocha’s son-in-law, advised the governor to tread the path of peace, dialogue, and reconciliation and ensure that the state is not plunged into crisis.
Speaking on the quest for an Igbo presidency, Nwosu advised Igbo leaders to present a generally acceptable candidate if they are to get the presidential position in 2023.
He opined that only a candidate accepted and supported by all other zones could guarantee victory for the Southeast in the 2023 presidential race, rather than one that would be seen as an Igbo candidate.
Nwosu expressed optimism that no matter the current differences among the Southeast political leaders, they would come together at the right time to pursue and actualise the Igbo agenda.
The APC chieftain asserted that political misunderstanding and realignments are not peculiar to only Igbo politicians.
He frowned at any plan to have a consensus candidate from the Southeast zone, arguing that such a plan would tantamount to muzzling the people against their wish, which was undemocratic.
Nwosu noted that it is early for President Muhammadu Buhari to openly declare his support for any particular zone, but expressed optimism that he would back the Igbo project at the appropriate time.
Source: Naija News
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