The major issue, that pitted the Adams Oshiomhole led National body of the All Progressives Congress APC, the Presidency, and key stakeholders in the party in the state, such as the former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, the former Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir Jude Ejiogu, the late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, amongst others against then governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, was his tilt towards nepotism.
Okorocha got on the very wrong side of his former allies, when he tried to install his son- in- law Uche Nwosu, as his successor, invariably making an attempt to turn Imo into an extension of his family business.
It was with blessings from Aso Rock, that these forces aligned and battled Okorocha and his son- in- law to a standstill.
That deep rooted nepotistic tendencies of the former governor, may be the reason he may never become Nigeria’ s President.
Okorocha have not hidden his desire to rule Nigeria as he liked. He had attempted twice already, and gearing up for another attempt.
Political analysts are of the view, that if Okorocha gets the chance to become President, where he holds supreme power, even the Nigerian constitution may be at risk, as he might attempt to elongate his stay in office beyond the eight years, and this can lead to widespread tension in the country.
Political analysts also believe that Okorocha may attempt to install a family member as successor, and he would definitely install his son- in- law, or even one of his sons, as Imo State governor.
His administrative misadventure in Imo State hasn’ t given him any pass mark, to encourage his ability to manage Nigeria administratively, neither has his tendency to disregard Rule of Law, encouraged Nigerians to put absolute power of the country in his hands.
The cases of looting of lands, and conversion of public property to private ownership by himself and his family members, that is trailing him, and resulted in his arrest recently, have not gone unnoticed by Nigerians, who are doubtful of putting the fate of Nigeria in his hands.
There is also the fear amongst his political opponents, that Okorocha may abuse the office, as he chases petty vendetta against political rivals, as he did when he was governor, without regard for court orders and rulings.