Appeal Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, yesterday nullified the election of Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

It declared Dr. Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as the winner of the election, which was conducted last year.Ikpeazu

The court held that Otti scored the highest valid votes of 164,332 as against 114,444 scored by Ikpeazu.

Delivering the judgment, the best online casino presiding judge, Justice Oyebisi Omoleye, ruled that there were established cases of over-voting and allocation of votes in favour of the PDP candidate in three local government areas of Isi-Alangwa, Osisioma and Obingwa. Read More →



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Senator Hope Uzodinma representing Imo West and his sister were arrested for alleged electoral malpractices at Omuma, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State on Saturday by a combined team of policemen and soldiers.

The Senator who was later released on self-recognition, allegedly mobilised hoodlums who set bonfires on the road to prevent the security men from taking away the suspects.Senator-Hope-Uzodinma

It took a reinforcement of soldiers and men of the Department of State Security to rescue the policemen and take the suspects to the Police Headquarters in Owerri, where they were detained.
Also, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Job Doma, arrested 25 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Imo State for alleged thumb printing of ballot papers during the election rerun exercise on Saturday. Read More →




The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, has written the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, urging the replacement of electoral officials in Imo State ahead of rescheduled governorship elections in parts of the state Saturday.John Odigie Oyegun

Mr. Oyegun said the APC may not take part in the election if the commission retains the current INEC team, which he said was “compromised”.

In a letter sent Monday, Mr. Oyegun said the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Imo State was desperate to manipulate the election by attempting to order new vote in areas where results had already been declared, all in an effort to help the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, win. Read More →



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A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart has called for the resignation of the members of the National Working Committee (NWC) members led by National Chairman Adamu Mu’azu.Adamu-Mu’azu

Br Ben Onyechere, a leader of the party in Imo State, who was Special assistant to Chief Alex Ekwueme, during the formation of the PDP in 1998, said the abysmal failure of the party in the general elections, calls for a regeneration.

In a statement yesterday, Onyechere said Mu’azu and his team ought to quit because they have “no reason to remain there other Read More →



by CHRIS NJOKU

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate for Imo State and Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, yesterday in Owerri, Imo State capital, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo offered him N150 million to support his third term ambition, which he rejected.

Speaking to All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, supporters yesterday in Owerri at a reception organised by the party’s candidate for Owerri Federal Constituency, Honourable Dan Ikpeazu, Ihedioha said because of his forthrightness he rejected the offer to back the former president to return to power for third term. Read More →



By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

 


CALABAR – GOVERNOR Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has expressed dismay that the present generation of young people lacks the core values of discipline, hard work and dignity in labour.

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Cross River State Governor, Sen Liyel Imoke (L) exchanging pleasantry with Rochas Okorocha of Imo State while Peter Obi of Anambra(M) watched during a requiem mass in honour of Late Mrs. Ugochi Ihejiahi, wife of MD, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr.Reginald Ihejiahi, in Orlu, Imo State, Tuesday

The Governor stated this during a breakfast meeting of 25 mentors comprising captains of industry from the different sectors of the economy organized by the Bridge Leadership Foundation.Imoke who is the founder of the foundation urged the participants as mentors to bring back all those core values that had been lost in the youth, stressing that one of the cardinal objectives of setting up the foundation was to restore hope and confidence in the leadership quality in the young generation.

The breakfast which was the first phase of the mentoring programme of TBLF came to a close with a declaration of commitment by mentors to dedicate their time to raising a generation of transformational leaders in the state through the TBLF Mentoring Programme.

Before the breakfast, there was training for mentees, which sought to prepare the mentees through different workshops on self discovery, communication skills development, understanding mentoring and leveraging on a mentor relationship for the six month mentoring period during which they would be matched to a mentor.

Speaking at the Training for Mentees, Bidemi Mark – Mordi of Verbatim Communications said, “Mentoring is when two people, who otherwise may not have a relationship, intentionally come together with the goal of the more experienced one helping the less experienced grow and achieve greatness in a particular field.”