Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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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

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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    Ihedioha, ex-deputy speaker, wins Imo PDP guber ticket

Ihedioha, ex-deputy speaker, wins Imo PDP guber ticket

Emeka Ihedioha, former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Imo.Ihedioha won the contest with a total of 1,723 votes to defeat Samuel Anyanwu, the senator representing Imo East senatorial zone, who had 1,282 votes.Announcing the results, the returning officer, Emma Nwala, expressed gratitude to all stakeholders who [...]

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    Confusion as Imo APC guber primary fails to commence after 9 hours

Confusion as Imo APC guber primary fails to commence after 9 hours

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Imo state has not commenced nine hours after party faithful trooped to their wards with the hope of electing the party's candidate in the 2019 election.The national working committee (NWC) had shifted the exercise from Sunday to Monday, citing logistics.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, had said that all the materials [...]

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    PDP postpones guber primary in Lagos, Kano, Imo

PDP postpones guber primary in Lagos, Kano, Imo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its governorship primary election in Lagos, Imo and Kano states.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, announced this in a statement on Saturday.The party's primary election was due to hold on Sunday.But Ologbondiyan said while those of Lagos, Kano and Imo have been postponed, the exercise would go on as planned in other states.The statement read: [...]

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    APC shifts Lagos, Imo guber primaries to Independence Day

APC shifts Lagos, Imo guber primaries to Independence Day

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted its governorship primary elections for Lagos and Imo states to Monday, October 1.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, said this at the inauguration of committees which would conduct the party's primaries across the country.The exercise was meant to hold on Sunday.But Oshiomhole cited "logistic challenges" as reason for the shift of the [...]

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    Enemies fighting me over governorship ambition, says Hope Uzodinma

Enemies fighting me over governorship ambition, says Hope Uzodinma

Hope Uzodimma, senator representing Imo west, says political enemies are behind the story of his arrest because of his "rising gubernatorial chances" in the state.On Tuesday, a Kubwa grade 1 area court, Abuja, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator after he was accused of issuing N200 million dud cheque.‎Uzodinma, Smiec Engineering and Chemical [...]

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    Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked 13 political office holders in the state, including Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law.Nwosu is believed to be Okorocha's preferred choice as the next governor of the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Samuel Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the governor, said the sacked appointees are seeking elective positions on the platform of the All [...]

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    Deputy governor, senators absent as Imo APC elects new chairman

Deputy governor, senators absent as Imo APC elects new chairman

The Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has elected Daniel Nwafor as its chairman.Nwafor was elected at a fresh congress. A federal high court in Owerri had nullified the previously conducted state, local government and ward congresses.The court had held that the previous congress conducted by a faction of the party was illegal and against the party's constitution.The fresh [...]

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