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    Igbo presidency doesn’t exist, says Okorocha

Igbo presidency doesn’t exist, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says "Igbo presidency" does not exist.Speaking with journalists after he was sworn into the senate on Thursday, the lawmaker said the south-east would have to work hard to earn the presidency.The former governor had been asked if there is the possibility of the All Progressives Congress (APC) giving the 2023 presidential ticket to the Igbo.According [...]

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    Okorocha sworn in as senator

Okorocha sworn in as senator

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has been sworn in as the senator representing Imo west.The allegiance and oath of office was administered on him on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday.Nelson Ayewoh, clerk to the senate, conducted the swearing-in ceremony after which he was asked to sign the necessary documents.The former governor, who had not [...]

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    Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

A high court sitting in Imo state has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.Ngozi Ukoha, a judge, restrained INEC from "departing from its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial district election."A copy of the judgement dated Tuesday, June [...]

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    Okorocha denied accreditation, leaves national assembly

Okorocha denied accreditation, leaves national assembly

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has been prevented from participating in the inauguration of the 9th national assembly.The ex-governor had arrived at the national assembly on Tuesday morning and headed straight to the office of Sani Omolori, clerk of the national assembly.After some minutes at Omolori's office, he walked out of the national assembly.Okorocha was said to have [...]

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    Okorocha: INEC hasn’t released my certificate of return despite court order

Okorocha: INEC hasn’t released my certificate of return despite court order

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to issue him a certificate of return as senator-elect.In a statement on Monday, Sam Onwuemedo, Okorocha's media aide, described pictures circulating on the internet showing the former governor holding a certificate of return as fake.On Friday, a federal high court in Abuja had ordered [...]

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    We’re worried about rewarding impunity, says INEC on Okorocha

We’re worried about rewarding impunity, says INEC on Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed reservations over the judgement of the federal high court, Abuja, directing it to issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.In a statement on Friday, the commission said it is worried that "if electoral impunity is allowed to flourish, any individual can harass, intimidate and [...]

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    Okorocha: I’ve forgiven the INEC official who claimed I won under duress

Okorocha: I’ve forgiven the INEC official who claimed I won under duress

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says he has forgiven Innocent Ibeabuchi, returning officer for the Imo west senatorial election.  Ibeabuchi had said he announced the former governor winner of the senatorial seat under duress, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) subsequently delisted Okorocha as senator-elect, withholding his certificate of return. But on Friday, a federal high court in [...]

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    Stop blackmailing me, Okorocha tells Ihedioha

Stop blackmailing me, Okorocha tells Ihedioha

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has accused his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, of investing heavily in blackmailing him.In a statement on Monday, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha’s media aide, said the governor had avoided all meetings with the former administration, but decided to play pranks.Okorocha was reacting to a statement credited to Ihedioha on Monday directing officials of the former administration [...]

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    Ihedioha: I know nothing about destruction of tower built by Okorocha

Ihedioha: I know nothing about destruction of tower built by Okorocha

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, has denied destroying a tower built by Rochas Okorocha, his predecessor.In a statement on Thursday, Steve Osuji, special adviser to the governor on media, said angry residents of the state, who saw no significance in the monument, attempted to pull it down.There were reports that the governor had ordered the destruction of the Akachi [...]

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    Okorocha: I’m leaving N42.5bn for my successor

Okorocha: I’m leaving N42.5bn for my successor

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he has left enough money in the coffers of the state for Emeka Ihedioha, incoming governor.According to NAN, Okorocha disclosed this while swearing in permanent secretaries, a new accountant-general and a head of service at the government house, Owerri, the state capital, on Monday.He said the amount was kept to ensure that the [...]

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    Okorocha: I wonder if it’s worth taking pains for APC

Okorocha: I wonder if it’s worth taking pains for APC

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is wondering if it is worth taking pains for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated some projects in the state on Thursday, the governor said he had worked passionately for the ruling party but what he got in return was constant hounding by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)."You [...]

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    Niger Delta intellectuals ask FG to be decisive about ‘criminal activities’ in the region

Niger Delta intellectuals ask FG to be decisive about ‘criminal activities’ in the region

Following the recent threat to declare Niger Delta Republic on June 1, several intellectuals in the region under the aegis of Niger-Delta Intellectual Front (NDIF) have advised the federal government to take proactive measures.A militant group known as Network of Niger Delta Republic Fighters, Monday, warned of an impending breakaway, highlighting some selective maltreatment of Niger Delta people.In a statement [...]

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    Okorocha: The evil I feared in PDP has befallen me 10 times in APC

Okorocha: The evil I feared in PDP has befallen me 10 times in APC

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the evil he feared in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been haunting him since he joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Okorocha had defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), where he contested and won the 2011 governorship election.The outgoing governor had been declared winner of the 2019 [...]

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    NUC approves establishment of three new universities in Imo

NUC approves establishment of three new universities in Imo

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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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    Certificate of return: We can’t help Okorocha now, says APC

Certificate of return: We can’t help Okorocha now, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it cannot help Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue him a certificate of return as senator-elect.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Lanre Isa-Onilu, the party's spokesperson, said the matter cannot be resolved yet since the governor is [...]

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