Okorocha

Buhari, APC Turned Me To a Social Leper in South East, Party Will Disintegrate After PMB in 2023 – Okorocha

OWERRI – Former Imo state governor and senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha has said his support for Presidential Muhammadu Buhari ambition in 2015 and membership of the All Progressives Congress earned him the scorn of people of the South-East geopolitical zone. He made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen. Findings revealed that he was a member of the splinter group of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA that teamed up with the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria and the All Nigerian Peoples Party to form the APC. He was also in the alliance was the defunct New People’s Democratic [Read]

Drama in Imo as Ihedioha sets to storm Okorocha’s residence with ‘citizens’ to arrest him

OWERRI – The crisis between Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha and his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okoracha on Sunday took another dimension as Ihedioha has finalised plans to move into the residence of his predecessor, with those he described as “citizens.” Vanguard reports that this plan by Ihedioha which is in line the ongoing recovery of state-owned properties was revealed by Jasper Ndubuaku, the leader of recovery of looted government assets. Ndubuaku said that the proposed moved was necessary following the alleged refusal of policemen to follow him to Okorocha’s residence to enforce arrest order made by the governor. Speaking on the plan, Ndubuaku said: “We have four speed boat donated [Read]

You can’t order my arrest, Okorocha tells Ihedioha

OWERRI – The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, cannot order his arrest. Okorocha in a statement on Friday by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, said the arrest order was an “open invitation to anarchy” in the state. He said the call to arrest him by the Secretary to the State Government, Uche Onyeagocha, was “insensitive”. He said the arrest order was disrespect to him as a former governor of the state. Okorocha said, “The arrest order is an open invitation to anarchy or fracas in the state because Imo people will always come out to defend Okorocha. “It also shows insensitivity [Read]

BREAKING: EFCC Goes After Rochas Okorocha, Seals School, Other Properties in Owerri [SEE PHOTOS]

  IMO – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed the Rochas Foundation College in Owerri and some other properties belonging to the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. Others include East High College, East High Academy, Reach FM, Royal Spring palm hotel, All-In shopping mall. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Channels [Read]

BOOM! EFCC raises team to probe Amosun, Okorocha, Yari as immunity ends

Ahead of May 29, 2019, handover date to newly- elected states helmsmen, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has set up teams to probe some governors accused of perpetrating acts of corruption, NEWS FLAKES NG authoritatively gathers.  At least 12 states will have new governors on May 29 after the tenure of the current ones would have ended . The states that will have new chief executives include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Imo, Kwara, Nasarawa, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Zamfara . Of the 12 states, however, four governors have been accused of corruption . They include Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; the Chairman of [Read]

INEC lacks power to ‘withhold’ my certificate of return — Okorocha [READ MORE]

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday said the Independent National Electoral Commission lacked power to withhold his certificate of return as the senator-elect for the Imo West. He described the electoral body’s decision to withhold his certificate as part of efforts aimed at making him irrelevant ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Okorocha said this at the Government House, Owerri on while addressing some youths who paid him a solidarity visit. He said only a court had the power to nullify any election after a winner had been declared. He denied the allegation that INEC’s returning officer declared him winner of the senatorial election under duress, describing the allegation [Read]

Okorocha in more troubles as INEC removes name from Senators-elect list [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that outgoing Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha appears to be in more troubles as he’s yet to be officially recognised as a senator-elect. About a week ago, the governor was also suspended by his party, the APC. The name of Mr Okorocha, the outgoing governor of Imo State, was excluded from the list of senators-elect published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday. The commission in a post on its official website said it will issue certificates of return to all “successful candidates in 2019 National Assembly elections” on Thursday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. INEC noted that only senators-elect as listed on [Read]

APC CRISIS: I’ve also sacked Oshiomhole for anti-party activities —Okorocha [READ MORE]

  The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for his suspension from the party over alleged anti -party activities. The National Working Committee of the APC, on Friday, had also suspended Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State; the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru; and the Director – General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu. But Okorocha, during an interview on Sunday Politics, a programme of Channels Television, said Oshiomhole did not have the power to remove a party member, describing the suspension as a joke. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the governor also accused [Read]

BREAKING: APC NWC suspends Amosun, Okorocha Over Anti-party, recommends expulsion [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha, governors of Ogun and Imo states receptively, from the party. The NWC has also recommended their expulsion from APC to the national executive committee (NEC) for ratification. [READ ALSO] BOOM! “I’ll be tough in the next four years” – President Buhari [READ MORE] The decisions were taken at the NWC meeting on Friday afternoon in Abuja where allegations of “anti-party activities” were levelled the governors. [READ ALSO] POST-ELECTION TENSION: Atiku demands Six Things From Buhari [READ MORE] Amosun and Okorocha were [Read]

Confusion in Imo As Buhari Says Supporters Can Vote Okorocha’s AA Guber Candidate Nwosu if They Like [READ MORE]

  President Mohammadu Buhari at last broke his silence on the lingering crisis in Imo State bordering on who he would support for governorship ahead of the forthcoming election in the state between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hope Uzodinma and the Action Alliance (AA) party of governor Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole, while addressing the mammoth crowd of supporters of APC and AA at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, had dismissed alliance of his party with any political party in the state. However, President Buhari told the crowd: “Forget intra-political struggles, Imo should vote any candidate [Read]

Imo APC sues Oshiomhole, suspends factional state chairman [READ MORE]

  Adams Oshiomhole , APC leader Imo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC ) led by a factional Chairman , Daniel Nwafor , has sued its National Chairman , Adams Oshiomhole for contempt. Nwafor, who said this during a media briefing at the state party secretariat, Owerri , yesterday also accused Oshiomhole of thriving on illegality , adding that if his activities were not checked, he would lead the party to defeat in next month’s elections in Imo State and the Southeast. “Oshiomhole has a habit of disregarding court judgments and rule of law . We have called the attention of the world to the fact that Oshiomhole , [Read]

BREAKING: APC Suspends Gov Okorocha, Amosun, Reject Their Billions Of Naira Support For President Buhari’s 2019 Campaign [READ MORE]

    Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has finally suspended the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, and his counterpart from Imo State, Governor Rochas Okorocha, and the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, from being part of the APC Presidential Campaign Council. Party sources revealed that despite their expression of support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s rerun aspiration, both Governors and the Minister, would be kept at arms length from the Presidential campaign, billed to take off in the early weeks of January, next year. The revelation came just as the Spokesman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, [Read]

Oshiomhole Vows To Report Amosun, Okorocha To INEC For Fraud [READ MORE]

  The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, says the party will take action against the parties using President Muhammadu Buhari’s photographs for their campaigns. Oshiomhole said this on ‘The Platform’, a TV programme on Saturday while reacting to the crisis in the party’s chapters in Ogun and Imo states. He said the APC would write a letter of complaint to the Independent National Electoral Commission on the matter. The governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun and his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, had said they would continue to support Buhari but would work against the governorship candidates of the APC in their states. Both [Read]

APC Weighs Sanctions Against Amosun, Okorocha, Others For Anti-Party Activities [READ MORE]

  How would the All Progressives Congress (APC) sanction two of its state governors for allegedly working against the interest of the party in next year’s elections? That is the dilemma currently facing the ruling party as it weighs the decisions of Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State to work against the aspirations of the party’s candidates in their states in the 2019 elections. Both governors, after failing to procure the APC governorship and other tickets for their preferred candidates, are believed to be sponsoring them on the platforms of rival parties although they themselves remain senatorial candidates of the APC in their respective [Read]

JUST IN: Eighteen APC-led Imo Assembly Lawmakers, Speaker Defect from party to AA [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that eighteen members of the Imo State House of Assembly including the Speaker, Acho Ihim, have defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party. The lawmakers abandoned their parties for a new party to the Action Alliance (AA). The Speaker made the announcement of the defections on Thursday, during an emergency sitting at the Hallow chambers of the State House of Assembly. This is coming days after speculations have it that the Governor Okorocha – backed Guber candidate, Chief Uche Nwosu has pitched his tent with the Action Alliance Party in further [Read]