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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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Shadow Government gives reasons for stopping Uzodinma’s criticisms



… Calls on Imo people to exercise patience

… Describes Governor as committed leader.

Following the calls on the leadership of the Shadow Government, a pressure group that constructively critices the Governments at all levels over its sudden silence on the activities of the Imo state Government led by senator Hope Uzodinma, the body has finally given reasons for the said silence.

In a press release signed by the president of the group, Dr Anthony Iroegbu Njoku and made available to Lead Express, he revealed that shadow Government as a pressure group only speaks when the need arises particularly when the Government’s policies both at the federal and states are anti people adding that its silence after its report few months ago on Imo which attracted varying reactions from the Government and individuals is not out of fear or any other reason rather has been studying the Government’s policies and its style of governance to enable the group point succinctly the strength as well as the weakness of the government.

Iroegbu while marshalling out the reasons revealed that though Uzodinma may not have lived upto the people’s expectations one hundred percent but he is indeed committed and desirous of moving the state forward.

Dr Iroegbu who contested the 2019 Governorship seat of Imo state revealed that Uzodinma has good intentions but given the enormous challenges both man made and naturally made now slow down the required speed adding that two months to his assumption of office as the Governor of Imo state, the covid 19 virus hit the world which until now, is still ravaging the universe.

Iroegbu popularly known and addressed as Omenuko noted that while Imo and the World in general are still battling the effects of the covid-19, Uzodinma was struck with another but an unavoidable distraction from the Okorocha’s political dynasty of alleged converted Imo properties which almost resulted in open combat between the loyalists of senator Okorocha and the Appointees of the state Government.

While that was on, Unknown gunmen started causing havocs in the state which included destruction of Owerri Correctional Centre, the Imo state police command amongst others.

Iroegbu further revealed that the series of attacks both in Orlu by yet to be identified gunmen which led to loss of lives and properties, Ihitte Uboma,Oguta amongst others at the formation of the Uzodinma’s administration are capable of distracting a focused and determined Government yet Uzodinma to a reasonable extent is committed in moving the state forward, he said.

He advised him to look into the poverty in the state with a view of solving it.

He however appealed with Imo people to exercise a little patience with the Governor assuring that he is likely going to take Imo to that Promised Land.

He used the medium to call on those responsible for the said attacks to cease adding that Imo does not belong to Uzodinma but for all of us hence all we still suffer the pains of the destruction of the Government institutions in Imo.

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House of Assembly enacts Law establishing security organization over insecurity



Against the backdrop of insecurity in Imo state, the House of Assembly has enacted a law which will put to check the rising breakdown of law and order in the state.

The state Assembly led by Paul Emeziem, in an emergency seating on Friday, deliberated on the bill presented by the deputy Majority Leader and member representing Ehime-mbano state constituency, Emeka Nduka.

Presenting the bill, the deputy majority leader stressed the need to beef up security network in the state, adding that the passage of the bill into law will go a long way in bringing the security situation in the state to the barest minimum.

Nduka while leading debate urged members to give their support to the passage of this bill, adding that it is for the interest of the public.

“Take for instance the level of crisis witnessed in the state in recent times. This bill, as you all know, if passed into law, will confront the prevailing security situation in the state and restore the relative peace and tranquility which was the hallmark of the state.

“You will agree with me that other southeast states have established their state security organizations or outfits. Imo state should not be left out given the rising breakdown of law and order.”

The bill, ‘a bill for a law to establish Imo security organization to assist in maintaining law and order in the state and other purposes thereto’, was given accelerated hearing by members and eventually passed into law.

Another bill equally passed into law on Friday was, ‘a bill for a law to establish Imo state geographic information service for the purpose of regulating land administration in Imo state and other matters related thereto’, as well as a motion to ‘adopt the sitting days of the second session of the 9th Assembly,’ sponsored and moved by the member representing Ehime-mbano state constituency, Hon. Emeka Anthony Nduka.

The House was however, was adjourned to 21st of May, 2021.

Also Read; JUSUN continued strike: Imo Lawyers roast, resort to borrowing

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JUSUN continued strike: Imo Lawyers roast, resort to borrowing



… Uzodinma Yet To Take Decision.

The continued strike action of the Judicial Union Staff of Nigeria (JUSUN) has resulted in untold hardship to the Lawyers in Nigeria and Imo in particular.

This is even as the Imo state Governor,Senator Hope Uzodinma amongst other Governors are yet to take decision over the lingering strike action.

This paper authoritatively gathered that most of the practicing Lawyers particularly, the Gunior ones have resorted to borrowing money from friends in other professions as well as Banks to enable them take proper care of their individual families.

Members of JUSUN have for some months now embarked on indefinite strike,demanding financial autonomy from the state Governments, an act which has attracted varying reactions across board.

While majority of Nigerians commend the Union for seeking financial autonomy which has its root from the Nigeria Constitution, others are of the view that though that the demand of the said union is in order but it is coming at the time when the nation is going through economic problems occasioned by certain factors.

Speaking with Lead, one of the senior Lawyers in Imo who would not want his name in print appealed with Imo state Government to come to a dialogue with JUSUN workers in the State pointing out that the lawyers are the major people suffering the continued strike since the Courts are under lock and key.

The Lawyer however pointed out that while the Judicial Workers are on strike their salaries are still running which they would receive after the strike but the Lawyers make their daily pay only when the courts are functional.

The lawyer further revealed that virtually all the lawyers now live on borrowing.

Also Read; Workers salary: Samdaddy demands apology from Imo Government

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