However, Some groups like Imo Youth Council, the Agenda Vanguard (A V), Imo Youth Enlightenment Organisation (IYEO), Rochas Youth Alliance (RYA), APC Youth Vanguard (APCYV), Youth Equity Group (YEG), APC Youth League (APCYL) and the Imo Youths Agenda (IYA) have vowed to frustrate the governor’s plan to foist Uche on the good people of the state.
They were said to have on Tuesday angrily stormed out of a meeting organised by the Special Adviser to Governor Okorocha on Youth Affairs, Kenneth Emelu at the Imo Youth Centre to lobby for their support for the governor’s anointed successor.
Addressing a press conference shortly at the Imo Concord Hotel, the State commander, AV, comrade Ibeawuchi Nwannaeri who spoke on behalf of the groups said that APC would only support a candidate who emerges through a credible party primary, irrespective of the zone .
Although, Nwannaeri described Nwosu endorsed by Governor Okorocha as a good candidate for the position but maintained that the party’s interest should be paramount.
“We don’t want to make mistakes, youths of Imo does not support endorsement of an individual , Nwosu is a youth and a good man ,but the interest of the party should be paramount, no matter what, be it Madumere, Nwosu, Ololo or Ejiogu, what we are saying is that they should emerge through the party primary” Nwannaeri said.
Similarly, a stakeholder of the party, and a former Commissioner for Information , chief Vitalis Ajumbe while reacting to the endorsement by Governor Okorocha said that their is nothing wrong for the governor to endorse any candidate, but noted that he has no right to determine who becomes his successor in 2019.