Deputy Governor of Imo, Mr Eze Madumere, said he would pursue his governorship ambition to a logical conclusion in spite of opposition from his direct boss, Governor Rochas Okorocha.
This came as he was endorsed by stakeholders in his local government, Mbaitoli. This is even as Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, declared that 95 percent of members of the Catholic Church in the state, will vote for his choice for 2019 gubernatorial election.
In a statement by Mr Uche Onwuchekwa, the deputy governor’s media aide, Madumere said that no amount of opposition from the governor would make him to lose sight of the ambition.
He said, ”God is the giver of power and decider of destiny and no man born of a woman can stop my ambition. I think that from the wealth of my experience as a seasoned administrator both in public and private sectors, I am the most qualified to take Imo state to the next level.”
Madumere, however, revealed that the “greatest opposition” to his ambition was from people he nurtured politically. He said he was betrayed by people he brought into politics, but stressed that no level of betrayal or sabotage could stop him from the governorship race.
Okorocha had some weeks ago announced in the state that his son in-law and current Chief of Staff to him, Mr Uche Nwosu, would succeed him as governor in 2019.