Governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has spoken on the defection of his running mate, Rt. Hon. Iheanacho Ihim, in the last election, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday.
Nwosu, a son-in-law to former Governor Rocha’s Okorocha, was Chief of Staff in the previous Imo government.
His reaction was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Onwuasoanya Jones.
It said Nwosu believes that Ihim, like every Nigerian, reserved the right to freedom of association and that he wishes him well in his sojourn with the PDP.
He thanked Ihim for his services to the State in different capacities and assured him of a continued friendship whether in politics or outside.
Nwosu encouraged his supporters never to worry over unfolding developments in the polity.
In his words; “My resolve to reclaim our stolen mandate is strong and unshaken, and I will encourage all of us to remain steadfast as there will certainly be light at the end of the tunnel.”
Nwosu, however, congratulated the newly inaugurated members of the 9th Imo State House of Assembly.
“He charges them to strictly abide by every word of their oath of office and remain loyal, first, to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the people of Imo State”, the statement added.