The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has been accused of diverting N1.05 billion to enable him buy votes for his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who is the flag bearer of the Action Alliance in Saturday’s governorship election.
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Okorocha was suspended by the party on Friday
The Action Alliance Governorship candidate in Imo, Uche Nwosu on Friday, flagged off his campaign for the March 2, election with a pledge to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari.
The incumbent councillors of Ikeduru Local Government Council of Imo on Thursday unanimously endorsed the candidacy of Uche Nwosu, the gubernatorial candidate of Action Alliance.
A rally organised on Saturday by the All Progressives Congress at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Imo State suffered a crisis.
Chief Kingsley Uju Chima, a House of Representatives Candidate on the platform of Action Alliance, says candidates of the party and President Muhammadu Buhari will sweep the polls in Imo in 2019.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Acho Ihim, read the notice of defection signed by the lawmakers during plenary on Thursday evening
The National Chairman of the party disclosed this in a statement on Thursday
Okorocha, who vowed not to leave the APC, spoke with newsmen on Tuesday at the Government House in Owerri.
The NCW gave the warning in a statement issued by Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC National Publicity Secretary, on Monday in Abuja
The NCW gave the warning in a statement issued by Malam Lanre Onilu, the APC National Publicity Secretary on Monday in Abuja.
Okorocha, who was apparently reacting to Saturday’s statement by the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, accusing him of nepotism, stated his stand in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
The electoral umpire published 67 governorship candidates and their respective running mates at its office in Owerri, the state capital
Nwosu made the allegation on Saturday in an interview in reaction to Oshiomhole’s insistence that Senator Hope Uzodinma remains the governorship candidate of the APC for the 2019 election in Imo State
Gulak, a former Political Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, made the allegation in Abuja on Saturday in an interview with newsmen
He stated this on Friday in Abuja, while briefing newsmen on the state of affairs of the party in Rivers, Ogun and Imo states following issues arising from the party’s congresses and governorship primaries.
Oshimhole stated this on Friday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the state of affairs of the party in Rivers, Ogun and Imo States following issues arising from the party’s congresses and governorship primaries
Okorocha, who insisted that the ratification of his the emergence of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as the governorship candidate of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission and the party cannot be reversed, said it was strange that new comers were hoping to use their federal might connection in Abuja to achieve what they could not in the state
Okorocha will also spend N9billion for the payment of salaries, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Owuemeodo.
The governor also swore-in Kenneth Ejiogu as his new Chief of Staff to replace Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, who had declared for the governorship race in 2019.