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Why I’m Probing Okorocha — Ihedioha

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Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha

Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, on Monday said his current probe of his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha, was to move the state forward.

Ihedioha stated this while speaking to journalists in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, after he paid a condolence visit to the state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, over the death of his father.

He said was awaiting the outcome of the probe report and insisted, that such investigation was necessary to make Imo State better.

Ihedioha also clarified that the recent revelations about the recovery of N1.2 billion and some properties by the state government from the immediate past administration did not emanate from him.

The governor said, “I don’t think I said all those things. Because I am not witch-hunting the former governor.

“There was a committee that we set up that is doing all those things.

“The findings of the committee have not been made known to me. Obviously, this (probe) is to make Imo State better now”.

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Edo Assembly Orders Closure Of Bank Accounts

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Edo Assembly has ordered closure of all accounts of the House.

The new Speaker Victor Edoror gave the directive at its first sitting in Benin.

He also told the executives to stay clear of activities of the House.

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Edo Assembly Swears In 12 APC Members In An Undisclosed Location

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Twelve members of the Edo state house of Assembly loyal to the All Progressives Congress, APC have been sworn-in on Wednesday at an undisclosed location in Edo state.

It will be recalled that the Governor of the State, Godwin Obaseki ordered a ‘renovation’ of the Edo state house of assembly on Wednesday afternoon in order to quell an alleged plot to impeach him.

For several months now, Obaseki has actively worked to prevent the inauguration of the lawmakers in order to maintain ‘control’ over the assembly.

Following a fallout with his predecessor, Adams Oshiomole, Obaseki ensured that the lawmakers were not inaugurated in order to prevent Oshiomhole’s loyalists from taking control of the state legislature.

Below are photographs from the swearing-in ceremony.

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Edo Assembly Shut Down, Roofs Removed As Obaseki Fingers Oshiomhole, Uzodinma In Police Invasion

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has accused his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of being responsible for the police invasion of the state’s House of Assembly on Thursday.

Obaseki accused Oshiomhole and Uzodinma of trying to cause tension in Edo ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state.

The governor spoke to BBC Pidgin through his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, on Thursday.

Obaseki and the Edo Assembly Speaker were said to have stormed the complex and ordered the police out of the premises to prevent “forceful takeover” of the assembly.

According to reports, the speaker subsequently gave an order of no entry into the assembly complex.

It was learnt that shortly after Obaseki and the speaker left the complex, some trucks started to deliver stones and sands at the premises.

Heeps of stones and sand offloaded at entrance of Edo Assembly Complex after police invasion

Some youths were also seen pulling down the roofs of the assembly complex to indicate commencement of renovation work at the premises.

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