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Uzodinma Denies Rejecting Edo Election Results, Not Heading To Court
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Uzodinma Denies Rejecting Edo Election Results, Not Heading To Court

Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has denied rejecting the outcome of the just concluded Saturday, September 19 Edo Governorship election. Incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party had on Sunday defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of Uzodinma’s party, the All Progressives Congress. The Imo governor, who is vice chairman of the APC National Campaign Council, was alleged to have said his party would “secure victory” at the Court, saying it was marred by irregularities. But in a tweet sighted by Igbere TV on Monday, the Imo State government via its handle, distanced the governor from the said report, describing it as fake news. According to the Imo state government, the report did not emanate from any of its official channels. It therefore ad...
Hope Uzodinma Petitions NJC, AGF Over ‘supreme Court Governor’ Tag By PDP
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Hope Uzodinma Petitions NJC, AGF Over ‘supreme Court Governor’ Tag By PDP

Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo state, has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, over the tag “supreme court governor” used to describe him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In January, Emeka Ihedioha was sacked as Imo state governor following the apex court ruling that Uzodinma was the duly elected governor of the state on the grounds that results from 388 polling units were excluded when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the final tally in March 2019. In the petition which was also addressed to the leadership of the national assembly, Batos Chikezie, special adviser to Uzodinma on political matters, asked that Ogubundu Nwadike, the publicity secretary for PDP in the state, and ot...
Edo 2020: Results Of APC Primaries
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Edo 2020: Results Of APC Primaries

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state and chair of the process, has now taken his seat and would soon begin to announce the results The room is now getting crowded as results from various LGAs are now being brought in Results from eight out of the 18 local government areas in the state have been announced so far and Ize-Iyamu is leading by a wide margin RESULT (Esan west) Ize-Iyamu- 1,145 Obaze- 162 Odubu- 220 RESULT (Egueben) Iyanmu- 1,300 Obaze- 178 Odubu- 251 RESULT (Orionwon) Iyamu- 1,750 Obaze- 171 Odubu- 418 RESULT (Uhunmode) Ize-Iyamu- 1,394 Obaze- 183 Odubu- 274 RESULT (Ikpoba- Okha) Ize-Iyamu- 1,581 Obaze- 67 Odubu- 99 RESULT (Ovia south-west) Ize-Iyamu- 1,668 Obaze- 79 Odubu- 108 RESULT (Ovia north) Ize-Iyamu- 1,650 Ob...
Hope Uzodinma Says APC Will Field Candidate, Win Edo Election
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Hope Uzodinma Says APC Will Field Candidate, Win Edo Election

The governor of Imo state, Sen Hope Uzodinma, has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not only field candidate for the Edo state governorship election but will also win the election. Governor Uzodinma, who is also the chairman APC primary election committee, however blamed enemies for the current crisis rocking the ruling party, arguing that they are merely envious of the growith of the party. Speaking while accepting the responsibility assigned his commitee, Governor Uzodinma, described the APC as a party to beat in any part of the country today. “It is my honour on behalf of my Committee to accept this very rare confidence reposed on us by our great party to go and conduct this process that will produce our guber candidate for the forthcoming Edo governorsh...
Hope Uzodinma Pays N8M To Fulani Herdsmen Who Lost Their Cows
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Hope Uzodinma Pays N8M To Fulani Herdsmen Who Lost Their Cows

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has disclosed that the State Government in its wisdom paid the sum of 8 million Naira to Fulani Herdsmen who lost their cows at Ezinihitte Mbaise, for the sake of One Nigeria. The Governor made this known when he received the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) at the Imo State Government House Owerri. Governor Uzodimma affirmed that Imo People are hospitable people and will do everything possible to make the State conducive for every Nigerian, irrespective of their religion or tribe. Governor Uzodimma also frowned at Governors who are rejecting and deporting Alamajiri from their State, noting that that is not the spirit of One Nigeria. The Governor further assured that Almajiris are free to stay in...
Gov. Uzodimma Set To Rename Imo State University As Mallam Abba Kyari University
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Gov. Uzodimma Set To Rename Imo State University As Mallam Abba Kyari University

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has hinted that plans are in place to rename the state-owned Imo State University to Mallam Abba Kyari University. The Governor made this call when the management staff of the university led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adaobi Obasi paid him a visit at the Executive Chambers of the Imo State Government House. The Governor went on to say that Mallam Abba Kyari played a pivotal role in the liberation of Imo State and no gesture is too big for a man who died as a patriot. The Governor also said that consultations are underway with relevant stakeholders both in the education sector and in the State to critically look at the situation and take a decision. The Governor urged the management staff of IMSU to live up to expectation, while pointing out ...
Cubana Chief Priest Fires Back At Davido
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Cubana Chief Priest Fires Back At Davido

Popular Nigerian singer David Adeleke also known as Davido and associate, Cubana Chiefpriest have been mocking each other on social media in the last few hours. It all started after the self-acclaimed celebrity bar man shared a photo of himself and new governor of Imo state on his Instagram page. Taking to his comment section, the singer described the popular barman as ‘anywhere belle face. In a swift reaction, the popular barman and show promoter has asked him to join him at the ruling All Progressive Congress adding that, that is where the light is. See their exchange below:  
Hope Uzodinma Meets Buhari, Seeks Refund Of N32bn Spent On FG Roads In Imo
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Hope Uzodinma Meets Buhari, Seeks Refund Of N32bn Spent On FG Roads In Imo

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking his intervention in the refund of over N32 billion his predecessors reportedly spent on federal roads in the state. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting with Buhari, Uzodinma said Imo is in “financial distress”. He said the funds, if released, will assist in clearing both salary and pension arrears. He said the consultants he engaged discovered that at least N32 billion was spent on federal roads in the past. Uzodinma said he briefed Buhari on the situation of things he met on the ground in the state, adding that the president listened to him.
Supreme Court To Hear Ihedioha’s Fresh Application February 18
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Supreme Court To Hear Ihedioha’s Fresh Application February 18

The Supreme Court has fixed Tuesday, February 18 for hearing in the fresh application by erstwhile governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha challenging the judgement earlier delivered on January 14. A message was circulated on Saturday announcing the hearing date. But one of the lawyers representing Governor Hope Uzodinma, Festus Jombo Esq said although he heard about the new date, the office has not been served the hearing notice. Ihedioha in the application dated February 5, 2020 and brought through his counsel and former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi (SAN) is praying the apex court to set aside the judgement. Ihedioha and PDP listed five grounds which they said the apex court erred in arriving at its decision to nullify the March 9, 201...
Ihedioha’s Sacking Kept Me In Fear – Bala Mohammed
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Ihedioha’s Sacking Kept Me In Fear – Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed said, on Tuesday, that the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court kept him in fear because he thought the same thing may happen to him. According to IgbereTV reports, the governor made this revelation while addressing newsmen shortly after his triump at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Monday January 20 upheld and the election of Mohammed, just one week after the It nullified Ihedioha's election and returned Hope Uzodinma of All Progressives Congress as the duly elected governor of Imo State. Governor Mohammed said, “The Imo incident is one of such incidents that is a manifestation of a judicial process. “It was a very painful outcome for me as a PDP member and as a friend to the former governo...
“I’ll Conduct Fresh Local Govt Elections In Imo State” – Hope Uzodinma
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“I’ll Conduct Fresh Local Govt Elections In Imo State” – Hope Uzodinma

The newly sworn in Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, on Monday, said he plans to conduct fresh elections into the twenty-seven local government councils in the state, in line with the existing local government laws of Imo. The Governor made the revelation when the chairmen of traditional rulers from the 27 local government areas of Imo State led by the Chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Majesty, Eze Agunwa Ohiri paid him a courtesy call in his office. In a statement made available to us by the Governor’s spokesman, he said Uzodinma reminded the monarchs that their role cannot be over emphasized in ensuring peace and tranquility. “The governor assured them that his policies will meet the yearnings and aspirations of Imo people,” the statement added...
Falana Reveals What Ihedioha And PDP Should Do To Win Back Imo State
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Falana Reveals What Ihedioha And PDP Should Do To Win Back Imo State

Human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, SAN, during an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Monday said that if members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are not satisfied with the ruling of the apex court removing Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State, they could go back to the apex court and ask it to take another look at the judgment, adding that protests is not the solution. Falana was reacting to the protests rocking the South-East and the Federal Capital Territory. He said rather than protesting against the judgment on the streets, the party could go back to the supreme Court if they so wish. However, as supporters of the PDP continue to protest against the judgment of the Supreme Court removing Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State, a truck conveying protester...
Father Mbaka Releases New Prophecy
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Father Mbaka Releases New Prophecy

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu, southeast Nigeria, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, has released a new prophecy on those against him for predicting the sack of Emeka Ihedioha as Imo Governor. The Nation reports that Father Mbaka came under attacks since the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State, released the dangerous prophecy on social media network, Facebook. In the prophecy, Father Mbka declared judgment on those who accused him of dishing out fake prophecies. The Adoration Ministry Spiritual Director in a post on the Ministry’s Facebook page maintained that his prophecies were from God and not an evil altar. Declaring the blessings of God on his followers, the cleric said those who called him a politician will not escape God’s judgment. ...
FG Keeps Mum Over Uzodinma’s Travel Ban, N4.3bn Fraud Case
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FG Keeps Mum Over Uzodinma’s Travel Ban, N4.3bn Fraud Case

The Federal Government has failed to make any comment on the alleged $12m (N4.3bn) fraud case of newly inaugurated Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, as well as the travel ban imposed on the governor. When contacted for update on the alleged fraud case of Uzodinma, the Spokesman for the Attorney-General of the Federation, Dr Umar Gwandu, promised to give an update. When Sunday PUNCH called six hours later, Gwandu said he had forwarded the inquiry to the appropriate quarters but there had been no response. “I have not been able to get a response for now. When there is information, I will forward it to you,” he said. Gwandu, however, could not say when the response would come. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which is also investigating Uzodinma for...
Imo: Gov. Hope Uzodinma Makes First Appointments
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Imo: Gov. Hope Uzodinma Makes First Appointments

Senator Hope Uzodinma, the newly sworn-in governor of Imo state, on Thursday announced his first appointments as he takes over the State Government House. Uzodinma was declared the authentic winner of the 2019 governorship election in Imo State by the Supreme Court during the week. He was handed his Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Wednesday . He was then sworn-in barely 24 hours after the court sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Yesterday, he named the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Attorney, General, Chief of Staff and Chief press Secretary. Chief Cosmas Iwu was appointed as the SSG of the State while Barrister COC Akaolisa steps in as the Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice. Other...
Viral Photos Of Me Crying Wasn’t Taken After Supreme Court Loss – Emeka Ihedioha
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Viral Photos Of Me Crying Wasn’t Taken After Supreme Court Loss – Emeka Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha has said the viral photos of him crying wasn’t taken after the Supreme Court nullified his election as Governor of Imo state. The supreme court had few days back ruled that Ihedioha’s election was illegal and immediately ordered the swearing in of Hope Uzodinma. After the pronouncement, a photo of Emeka Ihedioha went viral on social media. In the photo, Ihedioha can be seen crying, and news went round that the governor broke down upon hearing the apex court’s judgement. In a statement released by his media aide AIC Akwarandu, the former governor said that the viral photo of him weeping was not taken after the Supreme court nullified his election but was taken at a funeral he was attending in December 2019. He said the photo was taken when he received the body of ...
Father Mbaka Did NOT Hear From God – Abimbola Adunni Adelakun
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Father Mbaka Did NOT Hear From God – Abimbola Adunni Adelakun

Now that the Supreme Court has nullified the election of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State and declared the All Progressives Congress’ Hope Uzodinma the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state, I owe it to readers of last week’s article to insist that God has nothing to do with the “prophets” that purportedly speak in his name. No God told Rev Fr Mbaka that Uzodinma would win at the court. More likely, this was what happened: To prepare the public for the electoral magic that would propel Uzodinma from his INEC-declared fourth position in the election to an eventual declaration of him as governor, Mbaka became a tool to “prophesy” it ahead of the day. The court judgment was not written on Tuesday morning; it must have been c...
Gov. Ihedioha Pictured Crying Over Supreme Court Judgement
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Gov. Ihedioha Pictured Crying Over Supreme Court Judgement

A photo of the incumbent governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha crying following the Supreme Court Judgement today, has emerged online. The Supreme Court declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodimma as governor of Imo State. Recall that Action Alliance’s governorship candidate in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State, Mr Uche Nwosu had earlier today withdrawn the appeal he filed against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha. The seven-man panel of the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast at the March 9 governorship election. In the Judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to with...
Why Supreme Court Sacked Ihedioha And Declared Uzodinma Winner In Imo
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Why Supreme Court Sacked Ihedioha And Declared Uzodinma Winner In Imo

The Supreme Court on Monday nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. In the unanimous judgement of the seven-member panel, read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court agreed that results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State. Justice Kekere-Ekun said with the results from the 388 polling units added, Mr Uzodinma polled a majority of the lawful votes and ought to have been declared the winner of the election by the independent national electoral commission, INEC. Consequently, she ...
Pack Up, Uzodinma Is Coming – Fr Mbaka To Ihedioha
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Pack Up, Uzodinma Is Coming – Fr Mbaka To Ihedioha

SPIRITUAL Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka has insisted that his prophecy against Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state must come to pass. Mbaka, during the December 31 2019 Passover night at his Adoration ground had said that the holy spirit ministered unto him that Senator Hope Uzodinma, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 election will take over from Governor Ihedioha this year. Uzodinma’s case against Ihedioha is still pending in the supreme Court. Reactions had trailed Mbaka’s prophecy, but the Catholic priest said that those throwing derisions at him over his prophecy are ignorant of the spirit directive. Mbaka made the insistence on Sunday mass at the adoration ministry permanent site, Umuchigbo-Ni...
‘Ignore Father Mbaka’s 2020 Prophesies’ – Gov. Ihedioha Tells Imolites
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‘Ignore Father Mbaka’s 2020 Prophesies’ – Gov. Ihedioha Tells Imolites

The governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that he was unperturbed about the new year prophecy of the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Revd. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. The fiery Catholic priest had prophesied that the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate at the March 9, 2019, governorship election in Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, will become the governor of the state this year. The cleric was quoted as saying, “I don’t know the manner the revelation will manifest but no prophecy has ever been declared on this prayer ground without coming to pass. “In spite of all that would happen this 2020, there is hope. In Imo State, there is hope. Hope, hope, hope. Hope in Imo State. Imo people have suffered but God is raising a new hope that would be an agen...
Ihedioha Should Open Imo Cargo Airport Built By Okorocha – Sam Onwuemeodo
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Ihedioha Should Open Imo Cargo Airport Built By Okorocha – Sam Onwuemeodo

The governor of Imo State Chief Emeka Ihedioha should be advised by well meaning Imo Citizens to open the Imo International Cargo Airport built by the former governor of the State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, for operations, which the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had also commissioned. The opening of the International Cargo Airport has now become increasingly necessary following the Federal Government’s moves to close the Enugu Airport for renovation works. And when such action takes place, the next option for Imo people, South-East people, Nigerians and the rest of the World especially the businessmen and women in this part of the Country would be the Imo International Cargo Airport. The former governor had built the International Cargo Airport to open Imo State for business ...
Governor Ihedioha Sets Up 8-Man Committee To Probe Okorocha
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Governor Ihedioha Sets Up 8-Man Committee To Probe Okorocha

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State, has inaugurated an eight-man committee to probe the financial dealings of Rochas Okorocha, immediate past governor of the state, Igbere TV reports. This comes barely 9 days after his inauguration on May 29. Igbere TV had reported Ihedioha's threat to probe all financial dealings and transactions carried out by the state government in the last eight years under Okorocha. The ‘Financial Advisory Committee’ (FAC), as named by the governor, was tasked with the major responsibility of ascertaining and documenting the locations and balances on all bank accounts operated by Imo State government, its ministries, departments, and agencies as at May 29, 2019. “To review such disbursements/applications of State resources to ascertain the propriety...
I Will Be President Of Nigeria, Mark My Words – Rochas Okorocha
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I Will Be President Of Nigeria, Mark My Words – Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, has vowed that he will become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come what may. Okorocha made his conviction public on Sunday during his valedictory thanksgiving service held at the Government House Chapel in Owerri. He said that his current political travails, particularly the seizure of his Certificate of Return as the Imo West senator-elect, were only strengthening him for the exalted presidential seat in Aso Rock. The outgoing governor said the wishes of his political adversaries concerning him would not come to pass, saying “those who want me to go to prison will go to prison before me.” According to him, the elite hated him because he decided to approach the affairs of the state differently. Describing himself...
I Have Taken Enough Insults From Oshiomhole – Okorocha
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I Have Taken Enough Insults From Oshiomhole – Okorocha

Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, in this interview, bares his mind on his running battle with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, accusing the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, of conniving with the electoral umpire to frustrate his ambition for the Upper Legislative Chamber, the Senate; among other salient national issues. Excerpts: How far have you gone about your Certificate of Return seized by INEC? Last week, I wrote a letter to INEC officials myself informing INEC about their wrong doings and illegal actions; withhold my certificate on mere allegations, which was never investigated. INEC on its own believed the report of its Returning Officer without verifying the authenticity of such allegat...
Ihedioha Kicks As Okorocha Sets Up Committee On Six Tertiary Schools
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Ihedioha Kicks As Okorocha Sets Up Committee On Six Tertiary Schools

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has inaugurated a six-man committee to see to the implementation of six new universities, colleges of education and polytechnics. Prof. Chima Iwuchukwu will lead commissioners and other members of the committee. But the move did not go down well with the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, as he has written to the National Universities Commission (NUC) not to honour the approval of more universities in the state. Okorocha said the House of Assembly backed the committee’s inauguration with a law. He compared the move to about 15 universities established in Ogun State, which enhanced admission opportunities and job placements. The proposed new schools include: Aboh Ngor University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; University of Ag...
Igbos Will Get Nothing In Buhari’s Second Term For Not Voting For PMB – Okorocha
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Igbos Will Get Nothing In Buhari’s Second Term For Not Voting For PMB – Okorocha

The embattled Governor of Imo State, Governor Anayo Rochas Okorocha, has stated that there would be nothing for South East under President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term. Governor Okorocha, who stated this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday at the Government House Owerri, before he left for Abuja, also said the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was full of controversies. “So long as the South-East region did not vote for Buhari, they should expect nothing from Buhari second tenure,” he said. Okorocha further said he was a lone voice in the wilderness of South-East zone telling them to vote APC but they refused to listen. He said they rather, decided to give their support to Atiku of the PDP because of their son, Peter Obi, thinking that PDP will win but the story is n...
Investigate Feeding Cost Of My Family From 2011 To 2019 – Rochas To Ihedioha
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Investigate Feeding Cost Of My Family From 2011 To 2019 – Rochas To Ihedioha

The Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has challenged the Governor-elect of the state, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, to probe him when he leaves office. The Governor said this while debunking recent allegation by Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state that he has already withdrawn N17 billion from the state treasury. According to the outgoing governor, Ihedioha has every right to investigate even the food he and his family ate in Government House from 2011 to 2019. He described the allegation as unfounded, adding that Ihedioha lacks the capacity to lead Imo State. DAILY POST reported earlier that Ihedioha had given directives to financial institutions in the state against further transactions with the Okorocha-led government. The Governor-elect al...
I Founded APC, I’ve Sacked Oshiomhole For Anti-party Activities – Okorocha
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I Founded APC, I’ve Sacked Oshiomhole For Anti-party Activities – Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he has sacked Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for anti-party activities. Reacting to his suspension from the ruling party by the national working committee (NWC) of the party led by Oshiomhole, Okorocha said the chairman lacked the power to suspend him. He said as a founder of the APC, he could say authoritatively that Oshiohmole was involved in anti-party activities. He spoke on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television. “I just heard from media reports that I have been suspended from the party (APC). I think Adams is seeking for relevance and attention,” he said. “He doesn’t have such powers to remove somebody without following due process. I think Adams is the biggest player of a...
Okorocha Reacts To APC Suspension, Reveals Next Line Of Action
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Okorocha Reacts To APC Suspension, Reveals Next Line Of Action

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Anayo Owelle Okorocha has reacted to his suspension on Friday by the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Okorocha, who recently clinched a senatorial seat under the party, was suspended alongside the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun. Reacting to the Development, Okorocha attacked the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole in a statement released via his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemodo. The statement read; “In 2019, Oshiomhole felt that such a man should be treated with disdain. He handed over the governorship ticket of the party to Hope Uzodinma who has never resigned his membership of the PDP on the floor of the Senate like others did, giving all kinds of flimsy excuses. “And if Oshiomhole ha...
APC NWC officially Suspends Rochas Okorocha, Amosun
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APC NWC officially Suspends Rochas Okorocha, Amosun

Despite a resounding victory in the just concluded presidential elections, the battles within the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, seem far from over as the Party's National Working Committee, NWC, has suspended Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun. We learned that both politicians have also be recommended for expulsion from the party. This development was announced on Friday afternoon in Abuja after an NWC meeting. Okorocha and Amosun won senatorial seats in last Saturday's National assembly elections. The suspension is coming shortly after both governors were accused of 'Anti-Party' activities following their support for Gubernatorial candidates from different parties.
I Will Advertize Commissioner Positions When I Become Governor – Tony Nwulu
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I Will Advertize Commissioner Positions When I Become Governor – Tony Nwulu

Commissionership positions will be applied for and only qualified persons will be appointed if United Progressive Party, UPP governorship candidate, Hon.Tony Nwulu is elected the next Governor of Imo State. Nwulu made the pledge during his ongoing campaign across the 27 local governments of the State. He said vacancies for various commissioner slots and other political positions in his government shall be advertised and published. He said any Imolite irrespective of political party affiliation or status will be free to apply for any Commissioner position of his or her choice. He promised that an international recruitment agency will be engaged to carry out the recruitment process assuring that only the qualified and the best certified to be fit and qualified by the agency s...
With Or Without The Vote Of Igbos Buhari Will Win – Okorocha
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With Or Without The Vote Of Igbos Buhari Will Win – Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, says the Igbo play politics like traders, unlike other tribes that play "real politics". He also urged his people to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari or forget a chance at an Igbo presidency, even in 2031. Speaking on Wednesday at the zonal rallies for Okigwe and Owerri zones, organised in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates for Saturday’s election. He said: “Some people, especially our brothers, are campaigning now against President Buhari, saying he is Boko Haram and a herdsman. “You can remember in 2015, I was telling the Igbo, to cast their votes for Buhari because he would win with or without the votes of the Igbo. “I was called all sorts of derogatory names. Some said I was going to Islamise the whole Igb...
Okorocha: Amaechi, Oshiomhole Are Trying To Stop My 2023 Presidential Ambition
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Okorocha: Amaechi, Oshiomhole Are Trying To Stop My 2023 Presidential Ambition

Gov. Okorocha said this while addressing a press conference at the Government House, Owerri on Tuesday, where he described the ongoing politics as a “war in a different dimension.” He said: “There is more to the noise you are hearing about the governorship election in Imo, it is not about Uche Nwosu, it is about a plot to stop Okorocha by all means, otherwise why will Adams Oshiomhole and Rotimi Amaechi be interested in who governs Imo. The calculation is that if Uche Nwosu becomes governor and I go to Senate, I will be a strong force by 2023. The most annoying fact is that they are using our people to pursue that agenda.
Okorocha Replies Oshiomhole Over Battle With Catholic Church
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Okorocha Replies Oshiomhole Over Battle With Catholic Church

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has replied the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshimhole over recent comments about his (Okorocha) feud with the Catholic Church in Imo state. In a statement signed by his mediaa aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, made available to PoliticsNGR, Okorocha maintains that he has no problems with the Catholic Church in Imo state. The statement read; "In responding to that deliberate blackmail, we won’t toe the path of Comrade Oshiomhole. We recognize the fact that he is the National Chairman of a ruling Party which President Muhammadu Buhari is the leader, and we would not, therefore, throw caution to the wind like he did, when he was abusing or attacking governors in his party as if he is the Publicity Secretary of any of the ...
Gov. Okorocha Orders All Adults In Imo State To Pay N3,000 Each As ‘Development Levy’
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Gov. Okorocha Orders All Adults In Imo State To Pay N3,000 Each As ‘Development Levy’

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has ordered all 'leviable adults' in the state to pay N3,000 each as 'development levy'.  According to a statement by Louis Duru, the Imo state Commissioner for Community Government, Culture and Traditional Affairs, Governor Rochas Okorocha, has ordered all Quote “leviable adults” in the state to pay N3,000 each as “development levy.” Duru, in the statement claims that the money is to be used for “autonomous community adult development”, adding that the state had registered at least 2,000 leviable adults in each of the 637 autonomous communities. The statement revealed further that recognised communities will serve as the collectors and they are to pay not less than N6 million each. Okorocha warned that the traditional rulers of defaulting comm...
Gov. Rochas Okorocha Rescues An Accident Victim Whose Vehicle Was Hit By Lorry In Owerri
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Gov. Rochas Okorocha Rescues An Accident Victim Whose Vehicle Was Hit By Lorry In Owerri

The governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has been spotted rescuing an accident victim on the road in Owerri. It has been reported that the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, recently rescued an accident victim whose vehicle, a Sienna Bus was hit by an oncoming lorry. The accident reportedly occurred along the newly expanded Aba-Owerri Highway on Sunday evening. Local reports show that the governor was on his way to Imo International Cargo Airport where he is expected to attend a crucial meeting later today in Abuja but spared time to offer first aide to the family members although no life was lost. On seeing the incident, the Governor alighted from his Jeep, personally rescued the victim, ordered for an emergency ambulance and facilitated quick medical attention to ...
26-Year-Old Lawyer And NYSC Member Dies After Brief Illness
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26-Year-Old Lawyer And NYSC Member Dies After Brief Illness

A promising Nigerian lawyer, Barr. Royal Ngaobiwu has died leaving family and friends in a state of unbelievable shock. The 26-year-old handsome son of Chief Ngaobiwu Celestine, the immediate past member representing Obowo state Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly died on Friday, 1st of April, 2018 at the Federal Medical Center, Owerri after a brief illness. Before his death, Royal was an amiable, smart and humble fellow who was most loved by his friends. Many of his friends have taken to social media to mourn him following the devastating news. A colleague, Muntasir Adamu Kanam wrote: “Royal Eselu Ngaobiwu: Adieu my brother A good reputation is better than precious perfume; likewise, the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth – Ecclesiastes 7:1...
2019 Elections: What Rochas Okorocha Told APC South-East Leaders
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2019 Elections: What Rochas Okorocha Told APC South-East Leaders

The leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South-East met Sunday night at the Abuja Lodge of the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and took far-reaching decisions on how to ensure total victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in the Zone, in his re-election bid and for APC as a Party in the Zone. The leaders unanimously agreed to close-ranks for the re-election of President Buhari and for APC Victory in the five States of the South-East geo-Political Zone. They also unanimously endorsed Governor Rochas Okorocha as the leader of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Campaign Council in the South-East, and Commended the Imo governor for keeping the flame of APC in the South-East aglow. They equally agreed to formally set up President Buhari’s Campaign Organization i...
Okorocha Blasts Maurice Iwu, Economic Team For Exposing Imo State Debt
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Okorocha Blasts Maurice Iwu, Economic Team For Exposing Imo State Debt

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has gone nuclear on his Economic team led by Maurice Iwu for allegedly disclosing private information about the debt and unimpressive economy of the state. Okorocha is angry that the outcome of a private meeting held at the government house in Owerri was leaked to the press. The economic development initiative led by Iwu met with Okorocha behind closed doors to discuss issues plaguing the state’s economy. The state’s debt which according to the group stands at N93 billion, the ban of tricycles in Owerri, IGR among many other topics were discussed. Below is a statement from the Imo state government house signed by Sam Onwuemeodo, the chief press secretary to the governor, attacking Iwu and the team for speaking to the press;   “Less...
2019 Presidency: APC Will Rule Nigeria For Very Long Time, PDP Can’t Return – Okorocha
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2019 Presidency: APC Will Rule Nigeria For Very Long Time, PDP Can’t Return – Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, has declared that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will rule Nigeria for a very long time both in the state and at national level. Okorocha made the remark while dismissing plans by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to retake power in 2019. He urged members of the party to remain steadfast and be proud of the party. In a statement, the governor called on leaders and members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state “to remain steadfast and also be proud that their party is in power both in the state and at the federal level. “The governor equally told the party members to be boastful of the monumental achievements of the party’s administration in the state which have exceeded all that the administrations before him had achieved. ...
Federal Appointment: Replace Okorocha’s Daughter With Me; Imo Youth To Buhari
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Federal Appointment: Replace Okorocha’s Daughter With Me; Imo Youth To Buhari

An Imo youth, Ogandu Uzoma Nwachinaemere from Obi-Dim, Umudim, Ikeduru L.G.A, Imo State - has appealed to president Muhammadu Buhari to give him the Federal College of Education, Omoku, board appointment rejected by the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, after such an important Federal position was offered to the Okorocha’s daughter, Mrs Uju Rochas Anwuka married to the son of Minister of Education State, Prof Anthony Anwuka. In a short message shared on his Facebook page, Mr. Ogandu appealed to the Governor of Imo State, the minister of Education and President Muhammadu Buhari led Nigeria Federal government to reappoint him, a bonafide Imo son to replace her sister's, Mrs Anwuka (Nee Okorocha) appointment rejected by the Okorocha’s on the basis that the Governor's family wa...
“It’s Either Restructuring Or Referendum” – Ezeife
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“It’s Either Restructuring Or Referendum” – Ezeife

ENUGU— FORMER governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeke Ezeife, has said that it is either Nigeria is restructured into six geopolitical zones or it goes into referendum to decide if the country will remain as one country or disintegrate. Ezeife also said the Southern Peoples Assembly, SPA, will soon meet to take a decision on whether the people of southern Nigeria will participate in 2019 elections if the country was not restructured. He went further to pre-empt that it is possible the people of southern part of Nigeria will boycott the election if President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration does not restructure the country immediately. In fact, Ezeife gave Buhari’s government an ultimatum to immediately convene an urgent national summit, which its agenda, he suggested, would be t...
Jim Iyke Serves Kolanut At Nnamdi Kanu’s House
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Jim Iyke Serves Kolanut At Nnamdi Kanu’s House

The former Governor of Imo State,  Ikedi Ohakim today visited the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his family at their residence in Abia state.Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke was also present to serve Kolanut and refreshments to the August visitor, who will be delivering a lecture today May 23rd at the immortalisation and institutionalization of Igbo Literary Icon, Hero and African legend, Prof Chinua Achebe at the Institute of African Studies University of Nigeria Nsukka .
See How Nnamdi Kanu Welcomed Ex Governor Ohakim To His Residence In Abia
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See How Nnamdi Kanu Welcomed Ex Governor Ohakim To His Residence In Abia

The former Governor of Imo State, Ikedim Ohakim just paid a surprise visit to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his household at their residence in Abia state. The Kanu household gave him a warm reception. Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke was also present as he served refreshments to the guest. See photos below;
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FG Commissions 100-unit Housing Estate In Imo

The Federal Government has successfully completed a 100-unit housing estate in Imo State under the Ministerial Pilot Housing Project of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. The project was built through the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to provide low cost housing for public workers across Nigeria. The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, said the Federal Government through the ministry would continue to strive to ensure that the challenge of housing deficit in Nigeria was surmounted. He added that it was government’s plan to build mass housing units across the country for public workers over the next three years through a Public-Private Partnership arrangement. The minister was speaking in company of the Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, w...
Makarfi Accuses Okorocha, Amaechi Of Destabilising PDP
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Makarfi Accuses Okorocha, Amaechi Of Destabilising PDP

ABUJA— The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was at the point of crossing party lines, yesterday, after the Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction presented what it claimed to be damning evidence of the deep involvement of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the affair. The Makarfi’s faction, at a world press conference, named Governor Rochas Okorocha and the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, of stirring the crisis by propping the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction through covert means. However, Deputy National Chairman of the party, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, in an entreaty to the Makarfi faction, warned, yesterday, that the party stood the risk of losing the 2019 elections if the factions did not reconcile. Makarfi supporters protest Makarfi, Okorocha and Amaechi The ...
Rivers Election: Police To Deploy 20,000 Personnel, Says IGP
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Rivers Election: Police To Deploy 20,000 Personnel, Says IGP

The Police is to deploy about 20, 000 of its  personnel  to Rivers to provide security during the forthcoming re-run elections in the state. The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, disclosed this while addressing Officers and men of Kano state police command on Saturday. He said that 20 gun boats and three helicopters would also be deployed to the state to enhance security the the during elections. He said the force had taken adequate security measures to ensure that the elections were peaceful. According to him, the Nigeria Police force is planning to establish a  school in Kaduna for the training of mobile policemen in the country. He said the idea of establishing the school was in line with the commitment of the force to ensure professionalism. He said that ...
Okorocha Spotted Buying Boiled Corn & Pear During Amakohia Road Inspection
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Okorocha Spotted Buying Boiled Corn & Pear During Amakohia Road Inspection

Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo state was spotted buying corn and pear during inspection of Amakohia/Akwakuma road expansion. On tour of Amakohia_Akwakuma_Orlu road expansion recently,Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, in his usual characteristics of street life witnessed during his 2011 gubernatorial campaigns was spotted at a junction near Dominion City Church, as he reached out to a woman selling Oka na Ube (Corn  & Pear). Okorocha alongside his Deputy Chief of Staff Operation, Hon Uju Kingsley Chima bought a handful of boiled corn and pear,  paid for it and drove off'.