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Okorocha Asks Imo SSG, Eche To Buy Guber Nomination Form, May Drop Son-In-Law

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There were indications, at the weekend, that Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, might have settled for the Secretary to the State Government, George Eche, from Owerri zone, as his successor.

This followed alleged pressure to drop his Chief of Staff and son-in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu, as his successor in 2019.

Oriental Times gathered that Okorocha, who travelled to the Peoples Republic of China with President Muhamnadu Buhari, called Eche from China, to immediately procure the party’s governorship nomination and expression forms; ahead of the primaries scheduled to hold later this month. It was alleged that Okorocha’s decision on who succeeds him, outside his earlier preferred choice of his chief of staff, might not be unconnected with opposition from the Presidency .

A source who declined to be named said: “Governor Okorocha had solicited President Muhammadu Buhari’s support over the issue of Nwosu succeeding him in 2019. It was said that president Buhari was surprised and promptly told Okorocha to shop for another candidate from Owerri zone since it is the turn of the zone to produce the next governor and that he should drop Nwosu forthwith.

“The president was also quoted to have told the governor that the stakeholders of the party he had spoken with said they don’t have any problem with him as a governor, but that the problem is insisting that Nwosu will be his successor. So, that was why the governor, who was still in China, quickly called Eche to proceed immediately to Abuja and procure the governorship nomination and expression of interest forms. Before this sudden change, Okorocha had given Eche the greenlight to contest for the Ngor-Okpala Aboh Mbaise Federal Constituency in 2019.”

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The source also posited that as it stands, Eche, who earlier served as both accountant general and permanent secretary, during this administration before being appointed to his present position, would be the governorship candidate of the party for 2019.

However, it was equally learnt that there is disquiet in Nwosu’s camp, who is said not to be well disposed to the latest development over who becomes APC flag-bearer in 2019.

Nwosu had, last week, obtained the governorship nomination and expression of interest forms and had already scheduled September 12 for his official declaration to contest.

Attempts to get Nwosu’s reaction, through calls and text messages, went unanswered.

In a related development, Okorocha has officially declared intent to run for Orlu zone senatorial seat.

He made the declaration at the weekend, in response to calls by Orlu zone political leaders, who visited him at the Government House, Owerri, and urged him to contest the position.

The governor had, few months ago, given the hint that he might contest the 2019 election; to go to the Senate, for Orlu zone, but had remained mum afterwards, before his latest declaration.

His Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, confirmed Okorocha’s bid in a statement, on Sunday.

The governor, however, has said he does not need any campaign or poster to win the election.

“And, since he made the open declaration to run for the senate, there has been high level excitement across the state and, moreover, in Orlu Zone, since one good turn deserves another.”

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  1. Anonymous

    September 10, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Nothing for u and anything related to u evilOkorocha, say no 2 APC!

  2. Anonymous

    September 10, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Confused man

  3. Anonymous

    September 10, 2018 at 10:05 am

    How long shall this Fulani terrorist government last with their agent of terror apc Buhari lifeless president of Fulani headsmen terrorist group

  4. Anonymous

    September 10, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Okorohaisa monkeys

  5. Anonymous

    September 10, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Stupid man

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Court Stops INEC, Senate From Enforcing Judgment Sacking Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator

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The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission and others from giving effect to the April 11, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory ousting Ifeanyi Ubah as the Senator representing Anambra South.

The FCT High Court judge, Justice Bello Kawu, in a ruling, on January 17, 2019, declined Ubah’s request to set aside the earlier order issued in the earlier April 11, 2019 judgment.

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S/Court Judgement: Mysterious Owl Attacks Gov Ortom Inside Church

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Shortly after the Supreme Court of Nigeria affirmed the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, he was unexpectedly attacked at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Makurdi, by a mysterious owl.

According to Daily Post, Ortom was in the church for a special thanksgiving service, when the strange bird attacked.

An eyewitness, Prince Tordue Abe, narrated how the bird, on Tuesday night, found its way into the Church, the exact time the Governor was giving his testimonies and went straight to the altar where Ortom was kneeling down for his testimonies.

But for the prompt efforts of some youths, the night bird, which is superstitiously believed to be a witchcraft bird, would have landed on the Governor’s head.

“It happened few minutes ago while the Governor was on his kneels praying at the Redeemed Christian Church Makurdi.

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“An Owl flew in and headed right towards the direction of the Governor. On sighting the Governor the owl bowed before the Governor and together we rushed and killed it.

“Whatever it was they planned against the Governor, the Holy Spirit brought it to a halt.

“Indeed Governor Ortom is not just a man of God but a powerful man of God,” Abe said.

The apex court had on Tuesday delivered judgement in an appeal brought before it by Barr. Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressive Congress (APC), challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal to have upheld the election of Ortom, who contested under the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9, 2019 guber election in Benue.

In a 30-second judgement delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuata, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the victory of Governor Ortom, saying, “The judgement of the Tribunal and Court of Appeal need not to be disturbed”.

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Supreme Court Verdict On Imo: Jonathan, Wike Challenged For Keeping Mum

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A group, PDP Renaissance, has challenged former President Goodluck Jonathan as well as the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, to speak up against the recent Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state, declaring Hope Uzodinma of the ruling All Progressive Congress Governor of Imo state.

The group, in a statement on Wednesday, said the continued silence of the two party leaders is unacceptable.

According to the group, the two party leaders must speak up against injustice meted on a fellow party member as silence would pass for patting the unjust doer on the back.

According to the statement, “Our attention has been drawn to the grave silence from former President Goodluck Jonathan and Rivers Governor Barr. Nyesom Wike on the controversial Supreme Court ruling that sacked the Imo state Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha for the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Hope Uzodinma.

As leaders of political thought, we had expected former president Goodluck Jonathan and governor Nyesom Wike to condemn the judicial usurper that took place in Imo state that made our great party to lose a governor.

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It is worthy of note that former President Jonathan has often been described as the true reflection of democracy in Nigeria and as such, we expected him to voice out his opinion on matters, such as this, which make mockery of our judiciary system.

Governor Nyesom Wike, we understand, is a supposed friend of the ousted governor Emeka Ihedioha.

Wike and Former President Jonathan’s silence in condemning this anti-democratic move by the APC through a well-orchestrated judicial manipulation to gift the APC candidate, Hope Uzodinma, votes that were never cast for him is not a welcome development.

It was Martin Luther King who once said: In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.

This is no time to play political correctness when we are faced with people that are determined to destroy our very sacred institution.

The Judiciary plays a very important role in every democratic society. The Judiciary ought to provide impartial adjudications of disputes between the state and individuals, between individuals, and between different levels of government within the state. If the Judiciary which serves as a foundation for the rule of law and democracy is destroyed and men of good conscience stay silent, then there is trouble.

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