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2019: Okorocha reveals what he’ll do to Araraume’s governorship ambition

go to site The governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has swore to stop Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, from becoming the governor of the state. Okorocha said he did not oppose tenure extension of the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Executive. Okorocha said this when he addressed newsmen in Owerri through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo. This was coming days after Okorocha, declared to run for Imo West Senatorial District, adding that his son inlaw, Uche Nwosu, will be the next Governor, while his Deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, will vie for the Imo…

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BREAKING: Tinubu’s letter: Oyegun meets Buhari behind closed-door, shuns journalists

buy modafinil from sun pharma President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun behind closed-door in Abuja. The meeting came barely 24 hours after Oyegun had in a letter accused the national leader of the APC, Bolaji Ahmed Tinubu, of sabotaging his assignment to reconcile aggrieved members. We gathered that the meeting, which held at the Presidential Villa, afforded the ruling party’s chairman the opportunity of responding to the allegations contained in Tinubu’s letter. Odigie-Oyegun arrived the Presidential Villa at about 3pm and left at about 3.50pm. Apparently aware…

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Why we met Buhari in Daura – APC governors

buy generic Lyrica online Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Friday said their mission to Daura, Katsina State, was merely to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of two members of his extended family. The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, stated this when he fielded questions from newsmen after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at his private resident in Daura, on Friday. He dismissed media reports that their mission to Daura was aimed at convincing the President to seek re-election…

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Crisis rocks Kogi APC as party expels state chairman, 38 others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, announced the expulsion of its Kogi State Chairman, Haddi Ametuo, and 38 others from the party. According to the ruling party, the members were axed following the allegation of gross misconduct and anti-party activities leveled against them. The office of the National Vice-Chairman (North Central) of the party, Zakari Abdullahi Ede accused Ametuo and 38 others of working against the interest and progress of the party in Kogi State. The list of the sacked executive officers also includes some local government officers of…

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What I discussed with Buhari at President Villa – Bisi Akande

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, has said his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja was not political but to commiserate with him on his bereavement. Akande, pioneer National Chairman of the party, was at the Presidential Villa in company with another leader of the party, Sen. Bola Tinubu. The visit was the second in two weeks. Buhari’s extended family lost two senior members within a few hours. Ai’sha Mamman, wife of the president’s elder brother, died on Friday, while Halima Dauda, his niece,…

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PDP reacts to Okorocha’s move to install son-in-law as Imo governor

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected moves by Governor Rochas Okorocha to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as his successor in 2019. Okorocha had declared on Monday that he would support Nwosu, who is his chief of staff and husband to his (Okorocha) first daughter, Uloma, to be governor. Okorocha was quoted as saying “Uche Nwosu possesses all the qualities to be a good governor. He can exercise regard for the poor. He can make sacrifice. “My happiness at the end of this administration…

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What PDP must do to defeat APC in 2019 – Jimi Agbaje

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Lagos governorship candidate in the 2015 general election, Jimi Agbaje, has urged members to be united to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019. The businessman spoke at the inauguration of the Caucus and State Leaders Council at the party secretariat in Lagos on Friday. He insisted that the ruling party had failed the people of the state and other Nigerians, adding that it was time for the PDP to take over government. “The APC has failed in the state, making one to ask…

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2019: APC chairman chased out of government house

The Katsina State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Shittu S. Shittu, escaped mob attack yesterday evening, when thugs chased him out of the conference room of the Government House. The incident happened while a former SMEDAN boss, Alhaji Bature Umar Masari, was at the Government House on a solidarity visit, after his recent defection to the APC. Trouble started when Shittu, in his remark, claimed he did not know Bature Masari very well. “I cannot say I know you very well but I know you were in…

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I have no psychiatric case, pay Imo judges – Ohakim tells Okorocha

A former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, says he is not surprised that Governor Rochas Okorocha prescribed psychiatric examination for a man who demanded the clearing of 16 months salaries and allowances owed serving high court judges in the state. Ohakim maintained that he has sound brain and that his demand that judges’ salaries be paid was in order. His Chief Press Secretary, Collins Ughalaa, made the clarification in a statement yesterday. Okorocha had told newsmen in Owerri last Tuesday that Ohakim should be taken to a psychiatric…

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Buhari orders Tinubu to reconcile angry APC members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, directed Bola Tinubu, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to lead the reconciliation process of aggrieved party members across the country. The directive, according to the President is aimed at improving the cohesion within the ruling APC. In a statement signed by his aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari said assignment will involve “resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some states of the Federation.” The statement reads, “As part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the All Progressives…

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