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Imo North Bye-Election: Ararume Shakes Okigwe Zone, Distributes Vehicles To Coordinators



Few weeks to Okigwe Bye-Election, the APC candidate for the polls, Senator Araraume appears to have shaken the Okigwe zone.

This is even as he distributed vehicles to coordinators ahead of polls.

Araraume whose name was used by INEC to substitute Frank Ibezim on the order of the court as the APC candidate arrived Imo yesterday being Sunday and called for stakeholders meeting in his Isiebu country home.

Araraume who dragged INEC to court for court to interpret between him and Ibezim who won the APC primaries for Okigwe bye-election was declared the winner of the controversial APC primaries where two persons were declared winners of the same election by the APC electoral committee for the primaries which Federal High Court later interpreted in his favour and ordered INEC to with immediate effect substitute him with Ibezim.

However, Ararume’s emergence through the court was said to have sent shivers to the opposition particularly the PDP and APGA who thought they had won the election.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Candidate for Imo North Senatorial bye-election Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume has shared Campaign vehicles to 27 Party LGA Chairmen, ward, LGA and zonal coordinators.

The event which took place at the former two-time Senator has coincided with the stakeholders meeting drawn from the 64 wards in Okigwe zone on Sunday 22nd 2020.

Speaking during the event, the state Chairman of the party Hon. Dan Nwafor Party chairman to reassured party faithful that APC at the state is working assiduously to deliver senator Ifeanyi Ararume as the Senator-elect on 5th December 2020.

“I am here to know your decision and whatever we decide here will be communicated to the state working committee and we will do same, “All our party members all over the state are totally in support of his candidature. “Before I was not closer to Senator Ararume but I have come to not come close to understand the person of senator Ararume. Now I have to testify his kind gesture. I want to tell Okigwe people that they did not make mistakes in voting him as the candidate,” he stated.

Addressing the people, Senator  Ararume. Okigwe zone APC is now formidable. He noted that the individual and collective efforts of the would see the party through on December 5th by election.

I assured you that our governor Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma would be happy because this is the first senatorial election he is conducting as a governor.

Senator Araraume promised the people of Okigwe that as long as life remains, he will be committed to the people of the area.

” I will work together with the state governor attract the dividends of democracy to the zone and state at large

I want to thank the former governor of the Senator Rochas Okorocha for asking his supporters to support us in this course

We are going to assist the party here in Imo and south east zone to ensure that the party is stronger,” he stated.

Meanwhile, one of the aspirants in the primary election, Mrs Chidinma Uwajumogu urged party faithful to to see the election as theirs, adding that Okigwe zone belong to all. as your own election. He advised the party members to support Senator Araraume to win the election. She expressed her support to the leadership of Hon.  Dan Nwafor as the state chairman of the party, insisting that all structures must work together for the victory.

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  1. Comrade Darlington Justice.

    November 27, 2020 at 7:05 am

    That’s the capacity and acceptance we want not people who will be indebted to his ogas at the top.

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Imo APC Crisis: Uzodinma Finally Cages Out Okorocha



… Plants Nlemigbo As State Caretaker

… Appointed S/E Party Leader

… Okorocha Romances With PDP

The body language of immediate former governor of Imo State and senator representing Imo West in the Red Chambers, Senator Rochas Okorocha over his 2023 ambition indicates that the Orlu Zone based politician may dump the All Progressives Congress for another political party.

This plan by Okorocha as gathered by Lead Newspapers followed the control of the APC by Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma who by virtue of his position is a major leader and stakeholder in the Imo State Chapter of the APC.

Okorocha and Uzodinma’s political battle over the soul of APC started in 2018 when Uzodinma who joined the APC from the PDP miraculously picked the governorship ticket of the party against Okorocha’s son-in-law, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu who expectedly was believed to pick the ticket following the supports given to him by the then incumbent governor and his father-in-law, Rochas Okorocha.

Read: Correct Impression About Igbo’s Samdaddy Tells Obiozor

Despite Uzodinma’s victory as the APC governorship candidate, Okorocha’s loyalists in the APC never supported his candidature rather were said to join Uche Nwosu who at the said time, had picked the governorship ticket of the Action Alliance. However, Okorocha started losing grips of the APC when the National leadership of the party led by its National  Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole dissolved the elected state working committee of the party led by Daniel Nwafor as the state chairman and appointed Marcilinus Nlemigbo as the state caretaker chairman of the Imo APC who was nominated by Senator Hope Uzodinma.

Although, Uzodinma’s loyalist in the person of Nlemigbo was appointed the chairman of the caretaker in the state but Nwafor led state working committee who was a loyalist to Okorocha never gave uzodinma and Nlemigbo a breathing space as he dragged them to court where both the court of the first instance and second declared Nwafor as the authentic state chairman of the APC and as such, was still recognized as the  chairman though by Okorocha’s loyalists and camp only.

During the Okigwe zone bye election held last December, some of the APC Aspirants identified and worked with Nwafor as the recognized state chairman an of the APC, an act which nearly divided the Aspirants.

However, this was brought to an end when the National Executive council of the APC at the tail end of 2020, dissolved all the APC structures from the  wards to the states and appointed caretakers to see to the affairs of the  party pending the next congress which expectedly would take place this year. While the Uzodinma’s loyalists were still celebrating the appointment of Nlemigbo as the state caretaker chairman of the APC, Governor Hope Uzodinma was appointed by the National leadership of the APC to head the reconciliation of the APC members in the South East.

In a letter signed by the National chairman caretaker/Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee Mai Mala Buni and made available to Lead, Governor Uzodinma was mandated to oversee the process of reconciliation and registration of the APC South East caucus.

This appointment however, has put Uzodinma ahead of other APC members not just in Imo but in the entire South East, according to political Analysts.

Speaking to Lead Newspaper, one of the loyalists of Uzodinma who would not want his name in print revealed that plans were on the way for the former Governor and Ideato South born politician to move to another party if paraventure, Uzodinma’s men take over the APC in the next congress.

Read: Okoroafor Marries traditionally, Achonu, others Grace Occasion

Although, he did not specify the particular political party which the former governor may likely join but unconfimrd sources revealed to Lead that the said Okorocha is planning to join the PDP if he does not find his feet in the APC at last.

Few days ago, the former Governor was said to have stormed Rivers State where he commissioned some of the projects of Governor Nyeson Wike, a PDP Governor.

Information to Lead revealed that Okorocha and WIke had a long exclusive discussions before the official commissioning of the said projects.

Apart from the above, some of the Okorocha’s loyalists has also joined the Action Alliance, a political party allegedly solely funded by Okorocha.

This paper has it on good authority that the loyalists have Okorocha have filled the vacant positions in AA ahead of the party’s congress in January 2021 this is also another alternative party allegedly set out by the former governor ahead of 2021.

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Obiozor Wins OhanaezeNdigbo Presidency



History was made yesterday as Prof. George Obiozor emerged the president-general of Ohanaeze ndi Igbo having beaten his counterparts with  304 votes.

  The election which was done by option  A4  at Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Imo state witnessed delegates across the federation both home and abroad. Notably, the election started with the president general and down to another position.

Speaking at the occasion, the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma said that the Igbos are always known for business and trade and that made them enterprising he added.

 In his acceptance speech, the newly elected president-general of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Prof. George Obiozor expressed his happiness while commending all for voting him.

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APC S/E Reconciliation: Buni Mandates Uzodinma TO Oversee Process



In a bid to restore unity amongst the leaders of the APC in South East ahead of 2023 elections, chairman caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee Mal Mala Buna has called on the Imo State Governor Sen. Hope Uzodinma to oversee the process and ensure that reconciliation is made and achieved.

This is even as he described the governor as an old politician with enough experience and capacity to deliver on the assigned duty.

In a letter titled “southeast Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) addressed to the Imo State Governor and signed by Mai Mala Buna and made available to Lead Newspaper, Governor Uzodinma was further instructed to brief the National Chairman periodically on the progress of the reconciliation in the southeast.

Governor Hope Uzodinma who joined the APC from the PDP in 2018 found it very difficult to have access to the party following the efforts of the immediate former governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha who was then the leader of the party in the entire South East.

Okorocha who saw Uzodinma as a rival who came to contest the APC Governorship primaries with his son-in-law Ugwumba uche Nwosu employed all his incumbent powers to stop Uzodinma access to the APC activities in both Imo and South East.

Uzodinma only had a breath of life in the APC as a member when the National leadership of the party led by Oshmohole dissolved the Daniel Nwafor led state working committee and appointed the caretaker committee led by Nlemigbo.

Despite this dissolution, Nwafor dragged Oshmohole led executive to court, seeking dissolution of the said caretaker both the court of the first instance and second recognized Nwafor as the authentic State Chairman of the APC, though Uzodinma’s Government was dealing with Nlemigbo as the caretaker.

In what could best be described as God’s intervention, the National Caretaker of the APC led by Buni had towards the end of 2020, dissolved all the APC structures starting from the ward levels to  the state and appointed caretaker at the state and mandated the state caretakers to appoint same at wards and LGA’s.

Fortunately for Uzodinma Nlemigbo who has been his choice of state chairman was appointed as the state APC caretaker chairman in Imo, an act which political analysts have described as total victory for Uzodinma, hence he now controls the APC in Imo.

However, with the recent mandate to Uzodinma to oversee the reconciliation of the APC members in the South East, it implies that the national leadership of the party still holds the governor at a high esteem.

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