A new twist has emerged in the purported endorsement of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law and Chief of Staff, Hon. Uche Nwosu, by kinsmen of the State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere.
Hon. Wilson Nwachukwu, Chairman, APC Orodo Ward A in Mbaitoli Local Government Area, has confessed how they were promised a plot of land each with N5 million if only they would join in endorsing Hon. Nwosu before the media and Governor Okorocha.
The plan was reportedly hatched at the country home of Tochukwu Onwusaraka in Ogwa Ward 1, who had called the ward chairmen to a meeting. It was there that the Governor’s son-in-law purportedly made a pledge to give each of the ward chairmen N5 million with a plot of land and cars if only they would publicly endorse him. To make real his promise, he was said to have donated a fairly used Camry car to Mr. Nwachukwu so as to seduce others.
According to Nwachukwu, they fell for the dangling carrot without knowing that it was all lies. He pleaded with APC stakeholders and party leaders to help him seek the Deputy Governor’s forgiveness. His words: “I don’t how to approach our leader. I don’t know how he would feel over this shameful show. Now my people are after me for deceiving them. There is no way we would have left the Deputy Governor. We were just playing the game to enable us recover what we have lost over the years due to the Governor’s continual starvation of the party.”
Our source revealed that Mr. Nwachukwu later visited the Prince Madumere’s country home, where he was nearly lynched by the youth but for the timely intervention of the Deputy Governor.
News Express reports that Prince Madumere is under increasing pressure to enter the gubernatorial race even as Okorocha, who previously hailed him as worthy of succeeding him in 2019, continues to push for his son-in-law, allegedly at the instigation of his wife, Nneoma Okorocha.(News Express)