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Imo 2019: Okorocha’s desperation calls for desperate tactics

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha’s plans to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as the next governor appear to be have been derailed by interests allied against the governor at the state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress on 5 May. The majority of the ward officials elected are aligned against Okorocha and he has since tried to have the results …

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The political gang-up against Rochas Okorocha’s dynastic plans

Many Nigerians would have heard by now about the ward congress of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that went down last Saturday, much to the dissatisfaction of incumbent governor Rochas Okorocha.  What many people may not know is what was at the root of the controversy in which one group claimed victory in the congress, …

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Any hope for Hope Uzodinma in APC?

Senator Hope Uzodinma, representing Orlu (Imo West) constituency,  on 26 April left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Uzodinma, as Naijiant.com has previously reported, had set his eyes on being the PDP candidate for governor in Imo State in 2019, but seems to have abandoned that hope.  A source has told Naijiant.com that Uzodinma has done …

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Archbishop Obinna did not endorse Uche Nwosu for Imo governor

As the battle to replace Rochas Okorocha as governor of Imo State in 2019 heats up, the truth has become the first casualty.  Okorocha has endorsed his son-in-law and chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, as his replacement – much to the chagrin of many in the state including the influential Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Anthony Obinna. Obinna has been one …

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Nigeria’s emerging reality

Posit: if you’re from certain states in today’s Nigeria, you cannot aspire to the highest office in the land. There are stories making the rounds among various politically aware groups that the former governor of Lagos state, and APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu is considering a presidential run in 2023, and will as a result is open to supporting the second …

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