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    Okorocha on primaries: I led APC governors to Buhari because we want the right thing done

Okorocha on primaries: I led APC governors to Buhari because we want the right thing done

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he led nine governors of the All progressives Congress (APC) to President Muhammadu Buhari because of the controversies which trailed the party's primaries for 2019 elections.TheCable had earlier reported how APC governors stormed Aso Rock over the primaries.The national working committee (NWC) of the ruling party had screened out preferred candidates of some [...]

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    Okorocha demands arrest of Gulak over APC guber primary

Okorocha demands arrest of Gulak over APC guber primary

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has called for the arrest of Ahmed Gulak, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in the state.Hope Uzondima, a serving senator, and Uche Nwosu, son in-law to Okorocha, were announced as winners in the primary which was fraught with controversies.The national working committee (NWC) of the party had cancelled the [...]

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Kidnappers are after me, says APC senator seeking governorship ticket in Imo

Hope Uzodinma, senator representing Imo west, says there is an attempt to kidnap him.Uzodinma said this less than 24 hours to the APC governorship primary in Imo.He narrated how some "strange persons" in police uniform blocked his convoy on his way to a meeting on Saturday.The senator said the officers told him that he was wanted by Rochas Okorocha, governor [...]

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    Clapping for Ngige with one hand

Clapping for Ngige with one hand

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, is wondering why we’re not clapping for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari first thing every morning and, perhaps, last thing at night before going to bed.In case we have forgotten, Ngige reminded us, we were sinking in the mire of falling oil prices and had almost been brought to our knees [...]

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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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    Buhari: Opposition can’t distract our good work

Buhari: Opposition can’t distract our good work

President Muhammadu Buhari says opposition cannot distract his administration from the good work it is doing for the benefit and development of Nigeria.He said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has the full understanding of Nigeria’s challenges and is encouraged by the support of Nigerians in addressing them.Buhari said this when he received some governors of the party accompanied by [...]

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    Okorocha’s second Judas kiss

Okorocha’s second Judas kiss

With Monday’s purported impeachment of Eze Madumere as Imo deputy governor, the conversion of the acclaimed “Heartland” of the South-east to Rochas Okorocha’s comic show now appears complete. But the trouble is that the entire gallery is already deserted and the theatre crew left to seek pleasure only in self-entertainment.With another clown already being dressed up as replacement before the conniving state [...]

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    ‘We won’t tolerate your assault on our leaders’ — APC warns Okorocha

‘We won’t tolerate your assault on our leaders’ — APC warns Okorocha

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not tolerate the "constant assault" of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, on the party.On different occasions, the governor has made uncomplimentary remarks about John Oyegun, national chairman of the party, over the internal crisis in the state chapter of APC.Shortly after Oyegun inaugurated Hillary Eke as chairman of the APC in Imo, [...]

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    Okorocha: My opponents can only cage me in Oyegun’s office

Okorocha: My opponents can only cage me in Oyegun’s office

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says those who claimed to have caged him can only do so in the office of John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Thursday Theo Ekechi, a former commissioner in the state, said stakeholders of APC in the state had made Okorocha irrelevant.“There has been wide jubilation in Imo because we [...]

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    Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I kicked against extension of Oyegun’s tenure

Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I kicked against extension of Oyegun’s tenure

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the ward congress in the state was disrupted because he kicked against the tenure extension of John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Saturday, suspected thugs attacked the party’s secretariat in Imo and made away with some materials meant for the ward congress.In a statement on Wednesday, Sam Onwuemeodo, media aide [...]

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    APC congress: Okorocha briefs Buhari on Imo crisis

APC congress: Okorocha briefs Buhari on Imo crisis

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo states, says the "funny politics" witnessed at Saturday’s ward congress of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) across the country must stop.Delta, Imo and Oyo were some of the states that had cases of violence and ballot box snatching.Jeremiah Oghoveta, a chairmanship aspirant, in Delta was reportedly stabbed to death. In Imo, suspected thugs attacked the [...]

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    Executive recklessness and thoughtlessness of Nigerian electorate

Executive recklessness and thoughtlessness of Nigerian electorate

In the last few months, I have written extensively, lengthily and comprehensively on His Excellency, Governor Rochas Okorocha, especially when he erected the statue of His Excellency, Mr. Jacob Zuma and a few weeks after he consummated the project that attracted heated criticisms from every right-thinking citizen of Nigeria, same statue was demolished symbolically when the former president was booted [...]

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    Okorocha approves automatic promotion for Imo workers, to pay sleeping allowance

Okorocha approves automatic promotion for Imo workers, to pay sleeping allowance

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has approved automatic promotion for all workers in the state as part of his package for their supportive role to his administration.Okorocha gave the approval on Tuesday at the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration held at the Heroes Square, Owerri.He said the promotion is not on a step basis but on the basis of the grade of [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Imo ‘urban project’… grabbing land from the poor, giving to the rich

INVESTIGATION: Imo ‘urban project’… grabbing land from the poor, giving to the rich

Since the start of his second term, Rochas Okorocha, Governor Imo State, has embarked on an audacious urban renewal drive. On paper, it looks laudable: expand the roads, widen the drainage systems, de-congest clustered city locations. But the project has been splotched by failure to compensate lawful land owners, pulling down of buildings without rebuilding them, demolition of markets without [...]

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    I’ll succeed Buhari, says Okorocha

I’ll succeed Buhari, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.The governor said this on Monday when he hosted some political stakeholders at the state government house in Owerri.They had visited him to endorse Uche Nwosu, his chief of staff and son-in-law, as the next governor of the state.Okorocha said Buhari’s declaration for a second term is a [...]

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    Okorocha: God in support of my son-in-law’s governorship ambition 

Okorocha: God in support of my son-in-law’s governorship ambition 

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says "God is in support" of the governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law. The governor has endorsed Nwosu, who is his current chief of staff, as his successor.In a statement on Sunday, Okorocha said 24 out of the 37 local government areas in the state have also backed Nwosu on his governorship ambition.Okorocha described him [...]

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