Imo: APGA Decampee To Be Speaker; As Five Lawmakers Desert Uche Nwosu

Imo State Houseof Assembly

By Gideon Njoku A surprise is waiting for Imolites on the day the state Governor, His Excellency, Hon Emeka Ihedioha will inaugurate the House of Assembly. Same day, members will also elect their presiding officers – Speaker and Deputy Speaker. The Assembly held its Valedictory session on Monday, June 10. It was presided over by its less- than one month Speaker, Hon Chinedu Offor. It was at that session that the foundation of who will be the Speaker when the new Assembly is inaugurated was laid. Six Lawmakers decamped from…

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Imo: Ihedioha Cages Okorocha; Begins full blown probe of his Regime

Emeka Ihedioha

By Gideon Njoku For former Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, things are getting worse by the day. Since May 29, 2019 when he left office, his loyalists and  associates have been abandoning him almost on daily basis. The most dramatic was the lmo House Assembly. Last week, in a most shocking manner, its members distanced themselves from almost all the decisions he took in the recent months. Recall that for the eight years Okorocha was in office, he was hands in glove with the members. The IMHA was…

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Imo: Don’t Waste Money, Ignore Chartered Jets, Peter Obi Warns Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state

By Gideon Njoku From former Governor of Anambra state and the PDP Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 General elections, His Excellency Peter Obi, came a warning to  new Imo state Governor, His Excellency Emeka Ihedioha. Speaking at a very high profile lecture on May 28 to mark the inauguration of Ihedioha as the governor, Obi, who was the Guest of Honour warned Ihedioha off three things. The first thing, Obi told Ihedioha, is not to imbibe the habit of flying in chartered jets. 99 per cent of Nigerian Governors feel it…

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Ihedioha: From the Green Chamber to Douglas House

Emeka Ihedioha, Imo State

By Hon. Victor Afam Ogene When the Imo state electorate chose the Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as their next governor, at the last election, it was a bold statement anchored on an informed judgement. Their action was a clear message that “leadership is a serious business that is sustained by trust and  evaluated by its level of responsibility and responsiveness.” That apparently was the verdict that ensured that the people openly rejected Uche Nwosu, the son in-law of the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, who he had presented as his preferred…

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How Okorocha Starved Imo Workers – EFCC

Rochas Okorocha

By Gideon Njoku The in-coming Governor of Imo state, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, should cry no more. A breather is coming his way.  And there is the proverbial light in the tunnel. Agonising over how he would run the state when sworn-in on May 29, 2019 considering tales of an empty treasury, and alleged massive looting against the outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha’s  regime, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, had just assured him that there is the sum of over N5bn it has blocked, and so  stopped Okorocha from frittering…

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WOPC Challenges Ihedioha, Others

Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state

The World Owerri People’s Congress (WOPC), has challenged the Governor-elect of Imo State, the Rt. Honourable Emeka Nkem  Ihedioha, on the sacredness of the mandate given to him by the people of the state. WOPC is a high profile, influential association of Owerri sons and daughters who live in the United States of America. In a congratulatory letter to the Governor-elect by WOPC, signed by its President, Uzoma Ihenacho, and made available to this magazine, Ihedioha was challenged on the desire of Imo people for a government that will be vision-driven.…

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Uzodinma Arrives Owerri, Denies Being Arrested

By Uche Mbah Hope Uzodinma, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo state, did what his supporters regarded as a triumphant entry to Owerri, Capital of Imo state. This is the first time he is coming back home after the controversies surrounding his emergence as the APC flag bearer in the state, a situation that has since pitched the Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, with the APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Uzodinma arrived in the company of Imo Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Prince Eze Madumere, Distinguished Senator…

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