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You Are Not Imo Gov, Onyeagucha Tells Uzodinma Describes Iwuanyanwu As Betrayal



The immediate past Secretary to the Government of Imo state, Rt. Hon Barr Uche Onyeagucha has stated without any equivocation that Senator Hope Uzodimma is not the legitimate Governor of Imo state.

Hon. Onyeagucha released the bombshell when speaking at the third anniversary of the Owerri zone summit known as ‘Egbu Declaration’ which took place  recently at Mayfair hotel and suits Egbu road Owerri.

 He clearly described Gov. Hope Uzodimma as a ‘gate crasher’ and imposter who is parading a mandate that does not belong to him.

“Hope Uzodimma is not our Governor, he stole our mandate and we cannot recognize him as the Governor of the State. We shall continue to pray until he return the Mandate he stole. He can never have rest until he  relinquishes the mandate he stole from us. If Hope Uzodimma thinks he is powerful let him come out and contest  the next Governorship election in the state”.

He urged the people of Owerri zone and other Imolites to remain resolute and not to relent in ensuring that equity and Justice prevail.

Also reacting on the activities of an elder statesman Chief Dr Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Hon Onyeagucha took a swipe on him, describing him as a perpetual betrayer who has continued to betray  his people of Owerri zone. He maintained that Chief Iwuanyanwu should be relegated to the background and should be stoped from speaking for the people of Owerri zone. “Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu should stop speaking for us, he can do whatever he likes with Hope Uzodimma but not on behalf of the people of Owerri zone, he is a serial betrayer and has sold us for a penny”

In his keynote address, the former Vice Chancellor of  Federal University of Technology Owerri, Prof. Jude Njoku said that the event was aimed at reaffirming the hope , faith and resolve of the people of Owerri to make demand of  their legitimate mandate which was stolen. He later  called for adherence to the Imo state charter of equity which centers on equity, Justice and fairness.

Other speakers  who spoke at the event were, Air Commodore Luke Ochiulo, Gen. Collins Ihekire, Rt Hon. Levi Oguike, Hon Anyadike Nwosu, minority leader Imo state house of Assembly, Chief Mrs May Igwu.

Others include; representatives of major socio-cultural organizations in the Owerri zone and representatives of major political parties in the state.

Highpoint of the summit was an adoption of a communique which was produced at the end of the summit.

Araraume’s Presence In Senate Will Benefit South East, Says APC Chieftain, Nwaigwe.

As political tempo continued to rise higher on who emerges the next senator for Imo North Senatorial District so as to serve out late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu’s tenure, a Chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Anthony Nwaigwe has argued that the victory of their party flag bearer in December 5th,2020 Okigwe zone bye election, Senator Ifeanyichukwu Godwin Araraume will not only benefit Imo, but the entire South East people.

Speaking to newsmen yesterday, Chief Nwaigwe, a front line businessman and Isiala Mbano-born politician pointed out that his brother, Senator Araraume remains the best choice for the Okigwe people at this moment irrespective of one’s political party affiliations. He described the APC senatorial candidate as a man with experiences,strong capacities and structural impacts all over the zone. “It is not matter of Araraume has gone to Senate twice, but what counts is experience and ability to bring back what our people need. He has a formidable structure more than any other candidate in the race. And he will be a strong voice in the Senate. He will also streamline action plans that will bring Nigeria presidency of South East extraction come 2020. So, I am urging my Okigwe people to vote for him on Saturday. I am an APC Chieftain, and I have contributed immensely to the development of our great party. I had earlier hosted the party men and stakeholders in my area where Chief Tony Black Nduka,Hon. Barr. Simeon Iwunze among others were all present. Let me urge my people to join hands together to ensure that Senator Araraume gets back to Senate”, Chief Nwaigwe concluded

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Insecurity: Hotel Business Dying In Imo, As Banks Go After Mgts Over Loans



Insecurity: Hotel Business Dying In Imo, As Banks Go After Mgts Over Loan

Except Imo State Government succeeds in its efforts to restore normalcy in the state, the Hotel businesses which flourishes in Imo would become a thing of the past.

Investigation carried out by Lead revealed that most of the popular Hotel owners and management have cut drastically down the number of their workers following their inabilities to pay back the loans collected from banks caused by low patronage occasioned by insecurity in Imo.

Imo State in the recent times has been on the news over attacks by unknown gunmen and the security agents in the bid to restore peace were said to have killed some innocent persons, an act which crippled night clubs and other activities.

Speaking with Weekend Lead, the owner of one of the Five Star Hotels in Imo appealed with Imo state government to come to their aide, pointing out that some of the banks in the state are after them, demanding for payment of Loans which he said was over-due for payment but following the low patronage of Hotels occasioned by insecurity, the management of Hotels are unable to pay back. 

The said Hotel owner who chose to speak on the guise of anonymity told Lead that at their Union level, the Hospitality Management in Imo had gone to the Imo State Commissioner of Police to interact with him on the best way to improve on the security to enable them revive their businesses which he said is at the comatose state adding that with the state of insecurity in Imo, Hotels hardly have customers as people have boycotted night lives and other social activities.

He decried how Imo which is known for its hospitality industry in the nation is losing grips over insecurity adding that it is also affecting the IGR as well as the working population of the state. 

Also Read; Imo Security Challenges: Akajiugo Calls For Collective Fight

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Imo Security Challenges: Akajiugo Calls For Collective Fight



… Urges Leaders TO Sheath Sword

… Backs Government Peace Moves.

Given the Security challenges which hitherto have to a reasonable extent grounded the economy of Imo State, one of the chieftains of the All progressives Congress in the State, Prince Joseph Okwara, Akajiugo of Umuna has called on both the political leaders, heads of various religious groups, Traditional Rulers amongst others to see the situation as a serious one which must be tackled head long.

This is even as he appealed with political leaders to sheath their sword and unite against insecurity which he described as an ill wind that blows no one any good.

In a press release signed by Okwara himself and made available to weekend Lead, he expressed gratitude to the Imo State Government led by Governor Hope Uzodinma on the continued efforts to ensure that peace returns in Imo which he described as the only State we have.

Prince Okwara, a business Mogul cum politician who used the medium to condemn the call on the Governor by the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party to resign his seat charged the leaders of the party not do play politics with what he termed a ‘sensitive’ issue.

Imo State chapter of the PDP had few weeks ago, called on Uzodinma to resign his seat as Governor, accusing him of incapacity to provide the State with adequate security, a statement which had received various condemnation in Imo and beyond.

Describing a peaceful State as that which breeds development, Akajiugo called on those behind the destruction of Government Institutions in the State to desist pointing out that such would only retard the development of the State as well as deplete our population.

He further used the forum to call on the security agencies to toe the line of professionalism in the discharge of their noble duties of protection of lives and properties and not the other way round.

Also Read: Shadow Government gives reasons for stopping Uzodinma’s criticisms

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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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