Monday, April 8, 2019

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    CSOs ask INEC to issue certificate of return to Imo north senator-elect

CSOs ask INEC to issue certificate of return to Imo north senator-elect

A coalition of civil society organisations has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of return to Ben Uwajimogu, senator-elect in  Imo north.In a statement signed by Johnson Omede and Danielson Momoh, the groups led by Conscience Nigeria and Stand-Up Nigeria, accused the commission of usurping the function of the judiciary.The CSOs asked INEC to disband committees set [...]

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    Okorocha: Oshiomhole has reduced APC to a regional party

Okorocha: Oshiomhole has reduced APC to a regional party

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might have serious setback in 2023 due to the leadership style of Adams Oshiomhole, its national chairman.Speaking on Monday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, the governor said the national chairman has reduced the APC to a regional minority party in [...]

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    Double loss for Okorocha as INEC declares Ihedioha winner of guber poll

Double loss for Okorocha as INEC declares Ihedioha winner of guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the governorship election in Imo state.Francis Otunta, returning officer for the election, said Ihedioha polled 273,404 to beat his closest rival, Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance who polled 190,364.Nwosu has rejected the results, arguing that there ought to be a rerun because [...]

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    Okorocha secures senate seat, only northern female senator loses

Okorocha secures senate seat, only northern female senator loses

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, as winner of the Imo west senatorial election.Francis Ibeawuchi, INEC returning officer for the election, declared that Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner, after he polled a total of 97,762 votes and won in ten of the 12 local government areas.Jones Onyereri, his closest challenger who [...]

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    Imo APC faction suspends Okorocha

Imo APC faction suspends Okorocha

A faction of the Imo All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Rochas Okorocha from the party over alleged anti-party activities.Marcellinus Nlemigbo, caretaker committee chairman of the Imo APC faction, said the state governor had vowed to undermine the party and its electoral interest.The Matthew Omegara-led disciplinary committee set up to look into allegations of anti-party activities against Okorocha by one [...]

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    Candidates of Amosun, Okorocha are fake, says Oshiomhole

Candidates of Amosun, Okorocha are fake, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says candidates of other parties who placing President Muhammadu Buhari's pictures beside theirs are fake.Adekunle Akinlade, preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, and Uche Nwosu, the choice of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, are campaigning with Buhari's picture despite pulling out of the APC after losing [...]

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    Okorocha says Imo APC crisis is irreconcilable

Okorocha says Imo APC crisis is irreconcilable

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the crisis rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is beyond repair.The governor said this while receiving the party reconciliation committee led by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, at the Imo International Convention Centre (IICC), Owerri, the state capital.The governor said [...]

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    ‘I’m too godly to think evil against anyone’ — Okorocha speaks on Uzodinma’s arrest

‘I’m too godly to think evil against anyone’ — Okorocha speaks on Uzodinma’s arrest

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has denied being behind the arrest of Hope Uzodimma, saying he is too godly to think evil against anyone.Uzodimma was arrested on Sunday in Abuja because of the alleged failure of his company to execute a $12 million contract awarded to him by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).He was later released on health ground.In a statement [...]

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    $12m contract: Uzodinma granted bail, to appear before presidential panel

$12m contract: Uzodinma granted bail, to appear before presidential panel

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, who was arrested in Abuja on Sunday, has been released.The special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property (SPIP) said he was granted bail on health grounds but would return to the panel for questioning.The lawmaker representing Imo west senatorial district was arrested due to the [...]

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Uzodinma, Imo APC guber candidate, arrested in Abuja

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, has been arrested.He was arrested him at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja on Sunday.Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property panel, confirmed this to The Cable on Monday.He said Uzodinma was arrested over a breach of contract. Obono-Obla said a [...]

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    Gulak: I was offered $2 million to manipulate Imo guber primary

Gulak: I was offered $2 million to manipulate Imo guber primary

Ahmed Gulak says he was offered bribe to manipulate the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Imo.The APC chieftain was the chairman of the panel that oversaw the exercise.Gulak, a former adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says an unnamed person offered him $2 million and a private jet flight to Imo state before the primary began.In an interview with Vanguard, [...]

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    UPDATED: Imo, Zamfara APC missing from INEC’s list of guber candidates

UPDATED: Imo, Zamfara APC missing from INEC’s list of guber candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has failed to publish the name of any governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state.The party was not reflected in the list of parties for the 2019 governorship election published at the commission's office in Owerri, according to PUNCH.The commission published names of governorship candidates of about 67 political parties alongside [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Why we rejected Okorocha’s in-law as our guber candidate in Imo

Oshiomhole: Why we rejected Okorocha’s in-law as our guber candidate in Imo

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party has submitted the name of Hope Uzondima, senator representing Imo west, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its governorship candidate in Imo.Speaking with reporters at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Oshiomhole said he would always uphold the truth in the interest of the party [...]

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    Tinubu ill-informed on Oshiomhole, says Okorocha after meeting Buhari

Tinubu ill-informed on Oshiomhole, says Okorocha after meeting Buhari

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is wrong to have said Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, is running the affairs of the party rightly.Tinubu had expressed support for Oshiomhole after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock on Wednesday.The APC leader had [...]

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    Okorocha clinches senatorial ticket, son-in-law wins APC guber race in Imo

Okorocha clinches senatorial ticket, son-in-law wins APC guber race in Imo

Uche Nwosu, son-in-law of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket.In the early hours of Sunday, Ibrahim Agbabiaka, chairman of the electoral panel, said Nwosu polled a total of 269,524 votes to win the party’s ticket.Ahmed Gulak, the former chairman of the electoral panel, had declared Hope Uzodimma, senator representing Imo west, winner [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Imo APC primary will be conducted afresh, no result is genuine

Oshiomhole: Imo APC primary will be conducted afresh, no result is genuine

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the results being circulated as the outcome of the parallel Imo governorship primaries are fake.Two factions of the APC conducted primaries in Imo. Uche Nwosu was declared winner of one primary while Hope Uzodinma emerged victorious in the other exercise.Oshiohmole spoke on the development after meeting with President Muhammadu [...]

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