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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EFCC Denies Arrest Of Okorocha And Family, Seal-Off Of Eastern Palms

Rochas Okorocha

By Uche Mbah The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has  denied having made good their threat to arrest and prosecute Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past governor of Imo State. Reports has said that the anti graft agency has arrested the former governor. Also arrested were his wife, Nkechi, Gerald Okorocha and Okey Okorocha. According to sources within the organisation, there is no truth in the story. Rochas has been under fire from his own party when his bid to install his son in law as his replacement in what…

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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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May 29: Okorocha Hires Social Media Influencers and Lobbyists to Burnish His Image

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Social media influencers and lobbyists are on the prowl at the behest of out-going Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. He has allegedly engaged their services to help clean and burnish his image and public perception which have seriously received unmitigated bashing in the last six years of his eight year reign. Worried by the negative perception and unsettling commentaries about him trending in the media, the embattled governor is said to have decided to do everything within his powers to change the narratives before yielding power to…

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Okorocha in a Last Minute Plot to Stop Ihedioha’s Inauguration

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Out-going Imo state governor, Rochas  Okorocha, is in a race against time. Sources in Owerri, the state capital, and Abuja, inform that the governor who leaves office on May 29, after eight years, is  frantically exploring ways to accomplish two tasks before exiting power: Procure last minute multiple black market court injunctions truncating governor-elect, Rt. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha’s inauguration, as well as another restraining order on  security agencies and anti-graft bodies – EFCC and ICPC- from arresting him after May 29. “If all goes well, Owelle (Okorocha)…

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400 Million Naira Tears Imo House of Assembly Apart

Imo State Houseof Assembly

By Gideon Njoku Behind the crisis rocking the Imo House of Assembly which has culminated in the suspension of its Speaker, Acho Ihim, is a whooping sum of Four Hundred Million Naira given to members by out-going Governor Rochas Okorocha. The 27-members House, after a rowdy session on Wednesday,  May 16, 2019 suspended Ihim, even after he ran away with the Mace. Appointed in his place is an Interim Speaker, Hon. Chinedu Offor, representing Onuimo Federal Constituency. 21 members signed the impeachment notice served Ihim. Also affected is the Majority Leader,…

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The Lamentations of Okorocha

Comfort Obi

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

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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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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