A former chief of Staff Imo State Government, Uche Nwosu has said that he has forgiven the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshimhole.
He stated this after a Supreme Court judgment declared him the authentic governorship candidate of the party (APC) for the 2019 election.
Nwosu had contested the last general election on the platform of Action Alliance (AA) and lost to the incumbent, Emeka Ihedioha.
Nwosu who lambasted the leadership of the party also said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance will give whoever gets the party’s nod to fly the presidential ticket comparative advantage over other contenders.
He added that the ruling party won’t be seeking to retain power in 2023 on the plank of power of incumbency but will ride on the sterling performance of the President.
Speaking on his return to the APC after the perceived injustice he suffered during the governorship primaries, Nwosu said the APC governorship primary was conducted twice and he won.
While noting that the processes were monitored by INEC and he was listed as the winner in their report, Oshiomhole, denied him the candidacy of the party and submitted the name of a man he claimed did not contest for the primaries.
“But the recent judgment of the Supreme Court has confirmed that I was the candidate of the party but I have decided to put all that behind me and moved on.
“I have forgiven Oshiomhole of all he has done to me, it is time to focus on rebuilding the APC in Imo state and the Southeast.
“I will remain grateful to President Buhari for standing behind me through the period because he knew what happened and didn’t take sides with Oshiomhole but urged Imolites to vote according to their conscience, it is only a man that is given to fairness and justice that can do such.”