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Orlu APC Is Intact-Iheanacho



The APC in Orlu Local Government, Orlu Federal Constituency is intact just as we have it in Imo State.

To buttress my stand-in Orlu APC and Imo in general as it concerns APC. I posit that since Imo State has a Governor of the APC extraction, it implies then that the Governor is number one person or the arrowhead of the party in Imo and by extension, the arrowhead of the party in the entire South East being the only APC Governor of the southeast extraction.

Having pointed this out, having seen a leader on the top, if then implies, instructions and leadership will flow from that top.

Leadership moves vertically, that is from the top to the bottom.

Since the governor has appointed the Local Government Interim Management Committee Chairmen for the twenty-seven Local Governments in Imo, it implies that they are at the moment, the leaders of the party at the various Local Governments pending when the party conducts its congresses.

The earlier the people understand that it is God that chooses a leader, the better for the nation and the entire universe.

Since Governor Uzodinma is our Governor today, it is trite for all and sundry to accord him that respect as well as those he appointed to assist him in the leadership

Orlu local government APC is so peaceful and well intact, no shaky just waiting for the Apc congress to come. Some people are so naive they do not understand the trail of the exact way the political party functions. They don’t really understand, they are so confused and so carried away about the whole thing. Some people don’t even know the difference between the political structure a candidate and the political party itself, they mixed up the two. All the same, when the time comes to the come we shall all become.

Time of the APC crisis has come and gone, now Apc is one (united) no more this or that, we are for one party, one governor and one goal, that is to support our governor, His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma in all he does for the welfare of the great people of Imo State, nothing more. We will not and can not afford to give any room to any political party more especially PDP or any other party to take advantage of anything to harm the success of our great party in any form. At this point in time, I must ask all APC true members in Orlu local government areas to come together,  and work as a family. United we stand and divided we fall, we must come together, work together and conquer together and people should forget their selfish and self-centered interest and work with the party from their inner heart not pretending.

Imo Apc, Orlu LGA in particular and Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency, in general, must be happy and so proud of our God-given Governor, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma (ONWA-Oyoko) from saving us from the hands of untrustworthy PDP chieftains within our senatorial district that wanted to rubbish Orlu APC in general through the government of Emeka Ihedioha of PDP.

As party hierarchy goes, in every local government area the Chairman of the local government councils is always the first citizen of that local government (just like the governor is the number one citizen of his state so as the President is the one number citizen of his country, this is in everything) that means he or she is the Chief  Security of the concerned local government and the political leader of that local government area no other person until everything takes shape. People should always recognize people in their positions and give respect to who respect is due.

Calling for LGA Party meeting should always be in uniformity that means through the same channel, same date, same time and same venue, not called by different people at various times and places. In fact I would suggest for the state Exco chambers to get involved in directing some of the LGA party structures on issues of the party hierarchy and the way it works.

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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.

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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.

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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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