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    INEC: Okorocha will get a certificate of return on one condition

INEC: Okorocha will get a certificate of return on one condition

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has listed the only condition under which it will issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state.At a press conference in Abuja, Festus Okoye, chairman of INEC information and voter education committee, said the commission will issue a certificate of return to Okorocha if directed by the court to do so.Francis [...]

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    Okorocha sues INEC over certificate of return 

Okorocha sues INEC over certificate of return 

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for refusing to recognise him as winner of the election in Imo west senatorial district.In a suit filed at the federal high court in Abuja, Okorocha asked the court to compel INEC to issue him the certificate of return having been declared winner of the election.Francis [...]

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    We won’t give Okorocha certificate of return, INEC insists

We won’t give Okorocha certificate of return, INEC insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not give a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, who was declared winner of Imo west senatorial district.INEC had said Okorocha was announced winner with the returning officer placed under duress.On a Channels Television programme, Festus Okoye, the commission’s director of voter education, said INEC had investigated [...]

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    Karma and the parable of ‘Filadefia’

Karma and the parable of ‘Filadefia’

So, after the mammoth burnt offering at the altar of greed, Rochas Okorocha will still end up with the bread of political sorrow? The Imo west senatorial seat meant to be a “consolation prize” after the defeat of his stooge in the governorship polls of March 9 has been withdrawn by INEC over allegation that it was secured at gun-point on [...]

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    Okorocha kicks as Ihedioha directs banks to reveal dealings with state govt

Okorocha kicks as Ihedioha directs banks to reveal dealings with state govt

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, has informed Emeka Ihedioha, governor-elect, that he has no constitutional powers to issue directives to financial Institutions in the state until he has been sworn in as governor.The outgoing governor said this in a statement issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary.Okorocha demanded that the governor-elect should wait until May 29, when he has [...]

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    Imo REC: Politicians are the greatest threat to democracy

Imo REC: Politicians are the greatest threat to democracy

Francis Ezeonu, resident electoral officer (REC) of Imo state, has described politicians as the greatest threat to democracy.Speaking during the collation of the governorship election, Ezeonu said there were several hiccups which resulted in "unnecessary delay" of final result.“Politicians are the greatest threat to democracy," he said narrating how some supervising presiding officers (SPOs) from the Federal University of Technology [...]

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    Oshiomhole determined to destroy APC, says Okorocha on suspension

Oshiomhole determined to destroy APC, says Okorocha on suspension

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of plotting to destroy the ruling party. Okorocha was reacting to his suspension by the national working committee (NWC) of the party. The NWC had suspended Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, over allegations of “anti-party activities”.The duo fell out with the leadership [...]

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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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    Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

For Nigerian governors who have spent two terms in office, it's becoming fashionable to find a soothing nest in the senate. Since the constitution doesn't allow third term, the red chamber is for them the right place to wield influence and maintain political relevance. The senate is already seen as a retirement home for a litany of former governors, their ranks [...]

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    Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Igbos may not get a chance at presidency if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday. The governor spoke at zonal rallies in Okigwe area of the state and Owerri, the state capital.Okorocha expressed regret that "some Igbo politicians are campaigning to deceive the Igbo again as they did in 2015".He [...]

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    Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, are trying to stop his political progress by all means.Addressing some of his supporters on Tuesday, he said their calculation is that he would be a strong force to contend with in 2023, hence, the plan to stop him.He [...]

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    Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state to work together and ensure a peaceful election.He also asked the electorate to vote for who they want, amid the lingering crisis over the party's governorship race in the state.Buhari spoke at the APC presidential rally which held in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Tuesday.He [...]

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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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    Okorocha: Nigerians will decide who failed as governor between Oshiomhole and I

Okorocha: Nigerians will decide who failed as governor between Oshiomhole and I

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is a noise maker.Okorocha challenged the APC chairman to publish his achievements for the duration he was governor of Edo state.He said it is only then that Nigerians would be able to judge who failed as governor between both of them.Speaking through his chief [...]

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    ‘Failure in Imo synonymous with failure in Abuja’ — Fayose hits APC over primaries fallout

‘Failure in Imo synonymous with failure in Abuja’ — Fayose hits APC over primaries fallout

Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti, has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the rift between Adams Oshiomhole, the party's chairman, and Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor.The former governor made the comment in reaction to the recent criticism of Okorocha by the APC chairman.Oshiomhole on Friday accused the governor of frustrating Hope Uzodinma, the party's anointed governorship [...]

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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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