The Lamentations of Okorocha

By Comfort Obi Life is full of ironies.  It can pull unbelievable surprise.  Ask Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. He has just been suspended from his party, the All Progressives Congress, a party he was very proud of. In suspending him, the state APC chairman, Marcelinus Nlemigbo, said the governor has become bad news for the party. He said the man has become a betrayer; that he has embarked on, and engaged in,  anti-party activities and so, an embarrassment to the party. So, the party kicked him out. It is…

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

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

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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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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Oshiomhole: APC Battles Credibility Crisis, Fifth Columnists

By Uche Mbah Adams Oshiomhole, the embattled chairman of the All Progressives Congress, signifies the most recent knell in the coffin of the notion that the federal government is seriously fighting corruption. Allegations by opposition PDP has been vociferous in condemning the anti corruption war of president Buhari as witch hunt. Oshiomhole has been accused of bribery and corruption by the duo of Rochas Okorocha and Ibinkunle Amosun, both APC governors, over disagreements on the conduct of the governorship primaries of their state. Incidentally, most politically motivated court cases are…

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APC Shocks Okorocha; Gives Imo Guber Ticket to Hope Uzodinma

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Against pundits’ postulations, Senator Hope Uzodinma who only recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives, APC has won the party’s gubernatorial ticket for Imo, effectively scuttling  the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha’s plan to impose his son -in law, Uche Nwosu as the next governor of the state. In the PDP itself, its 2015 flag bearer and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha picked his party’s ticket. In a keenly contested guber primaries, Uzodinma who represents Imo West senatorial…

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Imo: Okorocha And His Deputies

By Comfort Obi The tragicomedy in Imo state continued on Tuesday, July 31. The swearing-in of the new Deputy Governor-elect, Calistus Ekenze was aborted. Until his hurried elevation,  Ekenze was the Head of the Civil Service. But for the abortion, he would since have become Governor Okorocha’s third Deputy. But a High Court in the State temporarily denied him that unenviable record. According to media reports,  dignitaries, including Okorocha and Ekenze,  waited in vain, for hours. Neither the Chief Judge of the state,  Paschal Nnadi, nor his representative, appeared for…

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Uproar as Okorocha Installs Son-in law Deputy Governor

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The Source has learnt that except there is a last minute change of heart, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha will in the coming days install his Son-inlaw who is also his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, as the new Deputy Governor of the state.The incumbent Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere  is set to be impeached by the State House of Assembly. Sources told the Magazine that key loyalists of the governor have tried in vain to dissuade him from elevating Nwosu to the position of Deputy governor,…

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Imo Guber Race: Aspirants Plot Against “Third Term”

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Imo state governorship race is always crowded. Ahead 2019 governorship election in the state, the race to succeed the incumbent, Rochas Okorocha is crowded with notable sons and daughters of the state. Okorocha has anointed his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu who is also his Chief of Staff as successor but the move has been receiving knocks from a broad spectrum of Imo people, including members of the governor’s own party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. Many say Nwosu’s governorship would be Okorocha’s third term by proxy. However,…

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