- Onyeaguocha says he is not in support of Okorocha's choice of Nwosu as a candidate for the 2019 election
- Governor Rochas later calmed down for Onyeaguocha in order to allow to peace to reign in the party
- He said the state leadership of the party and stakeholders will meet and decide on the right candidate before the next governorship election
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and Onyeaguocha, a chieftain of his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), were on Wednesday, May 4 locked in a heated disagreement over the former's decision to nominate the next governor in 2019.
The disagreement between them occurred at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat, during the 2017 World Press Freedom Day.
Trouble started when Onyeaguocha representing Owerri federal constituency at the House of Representatives alleged that Governor Okorocha was plotting to install his son in-law Uche Nwosu as his successor.
Reports said Onyeaguocha was not in support of the governor's choice of Nwosu as a candidate for the 2019 election.
He said: “There is a big issue in Imo state and that is which of the zones will produce the next governor of Imo state.
“The governor said there is nothing like zoning; why is it that his deputy is from another zone and the Speaker of Imo House of Assembly from another zone?”
Governor Okorocha later calmed down for Onyeaguocha in order to allow to peace to reign in the party.
He said the state leadership and stakeholders will meet and decide before the next governorship election.
NAIJ.com reported not long ago that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state on Friday, March 18, sacked with immediate effect the secretary to the state government (SSG), Chief Jude Ejiogu.
Ejiogu, who until his sack was one of the most influential functionaries in the state, became the SSG when Professor Anthony Anwukah was appointed minister of state for education.
The sack apparently came as a shock not just to Ejiogu but to many observers and functionaries of the state government.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV where Nigerian man lamented bitterly how he regretted voting for the All Progressives Congress in the last elections: