Imo: Ihedioha Clears Okorocha’s Mess

By Bayo Bernard For eight years Owelle Rochas Okorocha ruled Imo state under the slogan ‘Imo Rescue Mission,’ because as he once said, his predecessors left the state in a very bad shape. So no sooner he was sworn-in than he embarked on massive road construction across the state. Within this period also, the Iberiberism exponent also allocated billions of naira for construction of government buildings, which in his estimation will add value to the state. But as he sat in the Senate chamber last week, the former governor must…

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Imo: More Troubles for Okorocha; Speaker May be Impeached

Rochas Okorocha

By Gideon Njoku If the scene which played out at the Plenary Session of the Imo State House of Assembly, IMHA, on Tuesday, April 22, 2019 is anything to go by, then, Governor Rochas Okorocha’s  problems are bound to worsen. Seeing that he has become a lame-duck governor, the sleeping members have suddenly woken up, and are asking questions, questions they refused to ask for almost eight years.  They are asking about the financial status of the state. They are also interrogating his government. And, for the first time in…

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Imo: Okorocha, Stop The Looting, Shame The Devils

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The seeming confirmation of the story was not sweet to the ears – the story of the alleged massive looting going on in Imo state. The confirmation, by a reliable source, came on a wrong day, a day the people had dubbed the real beginning of the end of their nearly eight years in the wilderness. The story was a kill-joy. The governor-elect, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, was inaugurating members of his Inaugural Committee. And, even though only the appointed members were expected to be allowed into the…

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Okorocha Plants Landmines on Ihedioha’s Path

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Out-going Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha,  whose second and final tenure ends on May 29, 2019, will be leaving behind a landmine for the in-coming governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, The Source has learnt. Ihedioha won the March 9, 2019 Imo governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Still smarting from his failure to install, as successor, his son-in-law and candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, Uche Nwosu, in the governorship election, Okorocha has allegedly perfected plans to force monumental financial obligation on…

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Ihedioha’s Victory Excites Imolites; Shatters Okorocha

Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu For Imo state governor,  Rochas Okorocha, and his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, it was a night of the long knives. For, on that night, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, beat other contestants in the Imo governorship election to make history as the first  governor to emerge from the Owerri zone of the state,  in 26 years, after the short-lived tenure of the late Evan Enwerem. Enwerem left office in 1993 following the late General  Ibrahim Abacha’s coup which sacked…

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Imo Governorship Election: Politicians Strike Deal Ahead Polls as Alliances, Alignments and Horse Trading Intensify

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The March 2, 2019 gubernatorial election in Imo state is wrapped in high wire intrigues as secret inter-party alliances and alignments take the centre stage. For example, highly placed sources are linking the candidate of Accord party and former governor of the state, Ikedi Ohakim to an unwritten commitment to the Peoples Democratic, PDP, candidate and the immediate past Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha. In the same manner, the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha is also allegedly weighing the option keeping the Ihedioha window…

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Defection: Why Okorocha’s Courage Failed Him; May Face APC’s Hammer

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The Source has learnt that fear of slipping into oblivion politically rather than the desire to stay and ensure president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Imo state nay the entire South east in the February 16,2018 presidential election played huge part in Governor Rocha’s Okorocha’s decision to stay back in the All Progressives Congress, APC while his preferred successor and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu moved to the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP to actualise his  governorship ambition following APC and INEC’s refusal to recognise him as the party’s governorship candidate…

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Okorocha Pledges Allegiance To APC

By Akinwale Kasali Imo State Governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha has said that he is still an active member of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and he remains unshakable in his quest to lead the party to victory come 2019. Okorocha made this known at the Government House, Owerri, during a media parley. He also stressed that the candidate of the party in the state for the 2019 gubernatorial poll, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, remained the best candidate for the election in the state. The outspoken governor said that national chairman…

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Okorocha Gives Up on APC; Sets to Announce New Party for Son-In-law

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Having reached a dead end in their chase for the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial ticket ,the stage now appears set for the outgoing  governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha and his son -in-law, Uche Nwosu to activate a plan B in their determination to have the latter succeed the former as the next governor of the state. What observers describe as “a final nail” having been driven into Nwosu’s  governorship ambition by an Owerri High court presided over by Justice K.A Ojiako which on Wednesday, November…

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Imo: The Emperor Loses His Empire

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi One of the most celebrated Emperors in Nigeria is fast losing his empire. He is working very hard to cling to it. But the empire is slipping. The once beloved Emperor is on a long lonely road. For him, sunset beckons. And dreams seem to be dying fast. And hard. The Emperor’s admirers are bewildered. They want to be woken up from what they think is a nightmare. But not a few people are laughing at him. And the chorus is: Serves him right. If anybody ever…

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