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

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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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Alleged Non Payment Of Salaries: Imo Staff Ass. of Nig Universities Embarks On Strike Today, As Nonso Nkwa Raises Alarm Over Plot To Silence Him

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Owing to allegations on non payment of salaries, staggered payments, under payment of salaries amongst others, the senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities Imo State Chapter vowed to embark on strike today.

In a release titled “Notice of Indefinite Strike Action by the Organized Labour of Imo State, and signed by the Acting Chairman of the group Harrison Agumbah and the secretary Ambrose Okereafor and made available to Lead they accused  Imo State Government of Non Payment of salaries, under payment staggered payment amongst others Imo State Government has recently published the names of genuine civil servants in the state totaling 42,000 out of which they have paid salaries to 41000 upto December 2020.

Addressing the press on the said issue, the commissioner for Information Declan Emelumba revealed that the remaining one thousand workers yet to be paid were those with BVN and other related issues which according to him would be paid as soon as the problems were ratified.

Meanwhile, One of the Radio presenters of Ozisa FM, Chinonso Uba Popularly known as Nonso Nkwa has raised alarm over plot to silence him.

In a press release signed by Nonso Nkwa himself and  made available to Lead, the presenter who did not mention the name of  any person, group or organization as responsible for the said threat, revealed that the said threat  was coming as a result of his stand on the alleged non payment of workers salaries in Imo.

I have reliably gathered information that some persons are planning to make me disappear for my constant defense and advocacy for Unpaid Imo Workers and Pensioners…

I therefore wish to state categorically that I will never stop advocating for the suffering Imo workers and Pensioners no matter the threat to my life because this is a divine assignment am doing…

Nonsonkwa is not a saint but definitely a Defender of the Masses;and the goodwill of the Masses and the Grace of God will Protect my going out and my coming in….

Finally, Nothing scares a Man of Integrity and an advocate of the Masses!!!

Ndi Imo remains my Constituents and I will never back out…God Forbid!!!

Am simply doing Gods Work;nothing more nothing less!!!

If God be for Us,Who can be against Us!!!

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Ohanaeze Youth Accuses Okorocha, Ibe Of Inciting IPOB Against Organization

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The National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council(OYC), the apex youth body of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka has admonished Mr Chidi Ibe to refrain from making inciting statements capable of causing disunity and disharmony among Igbos.

Igboayaka gave the reprimand after the Council’s stakeholders’ meeting conveyed to x-ray the insultive utterances of Mr Ibe since the emergence of Prof. George Obiozor, as the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Addressing newsmen in Owerri on Saturday January 23, 2021, the youth leader maintained that Mr. Ibe’s inciting statements against Ohanaeze Ndigbo is emboldened by the sponsorship he enjoys from Senator Rochas Okorocha.

Comrade Igboayaka stated that Rochas Okorocha’s unguarded tirades against Prof. George Obiozor was due to the insinuation and assumption that Prof. Obiozor and Sen. Hope Uzodinma are very close friends, stating that this was Okorocha’s statement at Ogboko when he(Igboayaka) had a meeting with him on the way forward for Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

“It’s obvious that Prof. Obiozor’s ambition to become the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo was not conceived during Sen. Hope Uzodinma’s administration as the former had severally consulted Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha when he was the governor of Imo State.

“Rochas Okorocha wants to anchor his presidential ambition with sentiments on Ohanaeze Ndigbo and IPOB which explains why he was using Chidi Ibe to incite IPOB against the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to achieve a political sympathy and love from IPOB members,” Igboayaka noted.

“It’s very unfortunate that since the inception of Biafra agitation, many Igbo politicians have used pro-Biafrans to achieve their political selfish interests, and at the end they give pro-Biafra members name. Today, Chidi Ibe and Rochas Okorocha have found a new love in IPOB like Romeo and Juliet, just to project themselves as lovers of the Biafra movement,” Igboayaka stated.

“Were was Rochas Okorocha and Chidi Ibe when IPOB members are being killed and tortured by the security agents, and how many IPOB members did Ibe empower when he was Commissioner in Okorocha’s administration,” Igboayaka queried.

The OYC president stated that Chidi Ibe was using his inciting statements stressed mobilize IPOB for Okorocha’s presidential project, stressing that it is unacceptable for anyone to use his personal ambition to cause crisis with Igbo youths in IPOB.

He decried that the time and resources Okorocha was wasting in court to distract his brother Prof. Obiozor, could be channelled to a substantive adventure that can favour Ndigbo, wondering how at this critical point the Igbos are eaten starkly by leprosy while Rochas Okorocha and Chidi Ibe are busy romancing ringworm.

“Enough of this gimmick and nonsense by desperate Igbo politicians using Ndigbo and Biafra quest to whip up sentiments while in actual sense they are major beneficiaries of looting of Nigeria’s treasury,” Igboayaka warned.

“Ohanaeze Youth Council will not succumb to the politics of divide and rule by Chidi Ibe and his master Sen. Rochas Okorocha in Igbo land, but any patriotic progressive who love Ndigbo should drop his or her personal agenda and earnestly support Prof. Obiozor to build a new Igbo society as he leads the great Igbo race in the next four years,” he concluded.

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Court Determines Nkechi Ugwu’s Fate Feb. 19 Over Certificate Case

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A Commissioner in Imo State Mrs Nkechi Ugwu has been sued by a concerned citizen  Mr. Obum Joseph, who is from  Imo State,  to present her certificate, with which she was screened through by the Imo State House of Assembly, before she was made a commissioner.

   In suit No. FHC/OW/CS/71/2020, dated 24th day of June and filed on the 26th day of June, 2020, at the Federal High Court, Owerri, presided over by His Lordship Tijani G. Ringim, Mr. Obum Joseph, through his legal counsel Barrister Kings Nwosu, based in Aba, Abia State, presented his originating summons, demanding the court to compel Mrs Nkechi Ugwu to present to the public the certificate with which she was screened through before becoming a commissioner.

  Addressing journalists at the Federal High Court, Owerri, when the matter was presented on Thursday, Counsel to Obum Joseph stated that the litigant took the first defendant Mrs Ugwu to court in view of the fact that as a concerned citizen of Imo State, from the same state with the Commissioner, that he (Obum Joseph) was duty bound to compel the first defendant to produce the certificate, in order to ascertain whether she was qualified to occupy the position, as according to his counsel: “he now feels that if Nkechi is made a Commissioner without presenting certificate when there are other better people, who have also served the interest of the party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), from the area, who have better Certificate that should have been considered instead of Nkechi Ugwu, that it will not augur well for his Local Government Area Ideato South.

  Counsel to Obum Joseph Barrister Kings Nwosu further said that instead of Nkechi Ugwu to simply comply with the demand of Obum Joseph, by presenting the demanded certificate, she through her counsel Barrister D. O. Agbo , raised some preliminary objections that Freedom of Information Bill (FIB) is not applicable in Imo State, as such that  the request by Obum should not be granted by the court.

  Barrister Kings Nwosu also stated that Mrs Ugwu equally maintained in her preliminary objections that nobody has come  to ask her for the certificate; in other words that the litigant and his counsel ought to have first of all asked her to present the certificate before taking her to court.

  Barrister Kings Nwosu further hinted thus: “in the affidavit in support of our originating summons, Obum Joseph made stenous  efforts that were geared towards making her to present the certificate, even before coming to court but she did not present it, hence he (Obum) now came to the court.”

  Furthering, Barrister Nwosu said: “Obum Joseph is acting as a concerned citizen because he comes from Imo state,the same state  with Nkechi Ugwu.”

  Joined in the suit, according to Barrister Kings Nwosu are: The Clerk, Imo State House of Assembly; the Imo State House of Assembly and the Attorney General of Imo State, in that order, Nkechi Ugwu being the first defendant.

  “I, acting for Obum Joseph, presented his originating summons and the lawyers from the Ministry of Justice  and the Attorney General office moved their counter claim, issued before the court. Arguments were taken and we asked the court to grant our application in respect of the originating summons, which Obum Joseph filled against Nkechi Ugwu. After replies from both Counsels, the Court unanimously adjourned the matter for 19th of February, 2021 for judgement,” Barrister Nwosu submitted.

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