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2023: PDP CRISIS DEEPENS IN IMO

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…Aggrieved Members Set To Drag Ihedioha TO Court

…Accuse Him Of Hijacking Party Congresses

Ahead of 2023/2024, elections in Imo, aggrieved PDP members in Imo have concluded plans to drag the immediate former Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha to court while accusing him of hijacking both the wards and LGA’s congresses held a few months ago in the state.

Imo State Chapter of the PDP had around March held both their wards and Local Government Congresses.

Speaking with weekend Lead, one of the Leaders of the party who would not want his name in print said that all the necessary arrangements to challenge the party’s congress in Imo had been concluded adding that they are waiting on the courts to resume to begin the necessary legal actions.

According to the speaker, Ihedioha allegedly selected the names of his core loyalists for various positions at both the wards and LGA’s an act which according to him resulted in many of the party’s faithful leaving the PDP for the APC.

He further accused Ihedioha of planting his loyalists in the twenty-five local governments out of the twenty-seven local governments in the state.

According to the speaker Ihedioha allegedly hijacked the party’s congress and structure to run for another election in 2024 after given the tickets for two consecutive times between 2015 and 2019.

He made it clear that another person should be tried with the party’s guber ticket in the next election adding that Imo PDP does not belong to one man.

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BREAKING: Army renames Operation Lafiya Dole in North-East

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has approved the renaming of the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North-East from Operation Lafiya Dole to Operation Hadin Kai, the Nigerian Army has said.

This was contained in statement on Friday signed by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima.

The statement was titled, ‘Nigerian Army Renames Operation In The North East, Seeks Inclusiveness’.

It read, “The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru has approved the renaming of the ongoing Counterinsurgency Operation in the North East from Operation Lafiya Dole to Operation Hadin Kai.

“This is premised on the fact that the Nigerian Army has made a lot of progress over the years and needs to re-align for better efficiency.

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“Also affected in the re-designation are the Army Super Camps which now reflect the nomenclature of the formations and units followed by the name of the locations they occupy while sub-units are redesigned as Forward Operating Bases followed by the name of their locations. All these changes are with immediate effect.

“The renaming is in line with the COAS Vision of having ‘A Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a Joint Environment’.

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BREAKING: Five dead as gunmen set ablaze Imo police area command

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Tension heightened in Imo State, on Monday, as unknown gunmen razed the Okigwe South Police Area Command situated in Orieagu in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

A police officer at the headquarters, who spoke to our correspondent in the evening, said that on arrival, the gunmen opened fire on the cops who challenged them.

It was learnt that the invaders freed all the suspects in the cells and carted away arms.

The source said that no fewer than five policemen were shot dead by the attackers as they torch the security facility.

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The source said, “Our area command headquarters in Okigwe south is on fire. Six policemen shot dead. They also freed the suspects before igniting a fire on the facility.”

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that five policemen were killed while one was missing during the attack.

He disclosed that the command had launched an investigation into the onslaught.

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Uzodinma’s guest house set ablaze

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Guest House of Imo state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma was this morning set ablaze.

Information to the Lead Newspapers revealed that yet to be identified group of men stormed the House of a suspected IPOB member at Awomama in Oru East LGA, the country home of the Governor for possible arrest and allegedly set his House ablaze when they could not see him.

The said group allegedly set ablaze another HOUSE belonging to the younger brother of same suspected IPOB member.

Upon hearing this, group of gun men stormed the scene and when they could not find the said persons responsible for the act, they proceeded to the Governor’s house where they shot sporadically and set ablaze the Governor’s guest house Lead gathered.

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