CTA condemns vote-buying, others in Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa, lauds INEC

November 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A popular election monitoring group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), has decried the trend of vote buying in Nigeria’s electoral process, even as it condemned the practice in the recently held off cycle polls in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states. According to CTA, vote buying has solidified into a crime that involves the majority of political parties and their operatives.  Read More

BVAS: Ugochinyere raises alarm over alleged plot to rig Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi guber polls

November 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Member representing Ideato Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has produced alleged evidence of how fake accreditation figures were successfully uploaded into BVAS machines and used to back up the magic figures that were used to steal the mandate of Mbaitolu/Ikeduru, Ahiazu Mbaise, Isu and Ideato South elections during the last Read More

IPCR wants violent-free governorship election in Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi

November 10, 2023 Editor 0

The Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Joseph Ochogwu, has called for violent-free elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states holding on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Saturday, November 11, 2023, conduct the Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states governorship elections. In a statement signed by Esther Ndukwe Read More

Imo PDP celebrates Ugochinyere on legal victory at Appeal Court

November 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has felicitated with the member representing Ideato North and South federal constituency in the House of Representative, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere Ikegwuonu, on his landmark legal victory at the Court of Appeal.  The opposition party said with the development, all obstacles in the way of Ugochinyere have now been removed, hence Read More

Guber poll: Ugochinyere backs PDP candidate Anyanwu, exposes ‘rigging plans’ in Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi 

November 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Member representing Ideato federal constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Barr. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has again endorsed the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu (Sam Daddy). Ugochinyere, during a live broadcast on the upcoming November 11 election said it was the obligation of every Imo citizen to Read More

Reps: Appeal Court declares venue of Imo PDP primaries valid, affirms Emeka Chinedu’s election

November 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Imo State Election Petitions Appeal Court 2 sitting in Lagos, Saturday, has declared Hon. Emeka Martins Chinedu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the authentic candidate of the party, and winner of House of Representatives seat election for Ahiazu Mbaise/ Ezinihitte Federal Constituency election of Imo State. In their ruling, the Appeal Court Justices led by Justice Georgewill agreed Read More

Imo gov’ship: Opinion poll predicts victory for Hope Uzodinma of APC

November 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Imo state, a scientific opinion poll conducted by a pro-democracy civil society group, Justice and Democracy for Development (JD4D) has projected Governor Hope Uzodimma to emerge victorious.  The CSO, in a report released Friday, a said random sampling and in-depth interviews conducted across the 27 local government areas of the state showed Read More

Ohanaeze youth hails President Tinubu’s expression of confidence in Gbajabiamila

October 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Socio-cultural Group, Ohanaeze Youths Movement has hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for expressing confidence in his Chief of Staff, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila amid baseless allegations by some mischief makers. Tinubu had at the Federal Executive Council on Monday reaffirmed his unwavering faith in his chief of staff (CoS), Gbajabiamila. This was sequel to earlier allegations of appointments’ racketeering Read More

Imo Reps seat: Tribunal declares venue of PDP primaries valid, affirms Ozuruigbo’s victory

October 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Imo State Election Petitions Tribunal has declared the venue of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives primaries as valid and a pre-election issue, thereby affirming the election of Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo as the duly elected representative for Nwangele/Nkwerre/ Isu/Njaba federal constituency. In a ruling on the suit marked ‘EPT/IM/HR/63/2023’ between Nwadike Harrison Anozie & Anor V. Ozurigbo Read More

Imo: Desperation to steal people’s mandate behind attempt to blackmail Appeal Court Justices — MBYF

October 22, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Middle Belt Youths Forum (MBYF) has described the recent attempt to blackmail the Appeal Panel for Imo State National/State Assembly elections by Echezona Etiaba (SAN) as the highest level of desperation to subvert the will of the people by stealing their mandate. The group, which condemned the action of the senior lawyer at a press conference in Abuja addressed Read More

S/Court’s affirmation of Tinubu’s victory, review of Imo Guber verdict ‘ll cause celebrations — Arewa Youths

October 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Socio-cultural group, Arewa Youths Movement (AYM), has said that if the Supreme Court affirms President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory at the February 25 presidential poll and review the 2020 Imo governorship election judgement, the nation will erupt in jubilation. The Arewa Youths maintained that the celebration will not be a surprise as it was expected because the two pronouncements will Read More

Nov. 11: Ganduje rallies support for Hope Uzodimma’s re-election in Imo

October 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has rallied the people of Imo States to queue behind the re-election bid of Governor Hope Uzodimma in the state. Ganduje, alongside Vice President Kashim Shettima, APC Governors, Ministers, Senators and various other party leaders were in attendance on Wednesday during the official flag off of Governor Read More

NASS seats: Imo LP, PDP urge Appeal Court, NJC to save them from APC

October 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Members of the Labour Party (LP) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State have pleaded with the President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem, to save them from the alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pressure the appellate court to declare its candidates winners of all the House of Representatives seats in Read More

Imo PDP rejects nullification of Ugochinyere, Okeke’s elections by Tribunal

September 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected  the nullification of the elections of Members representing Ideato North/South and Okigwe South federal constituencies in the House of Representatives, Barr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, and Hon. Jonas Okeke, respectively, by the Imo State National/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Mararraba, Nasarawa State. According to a statement on Wednesday Read More

Tribunal ruling: Lawmakers, CUPP, IPMAN, others pay solidarity visit to Ugochinyere  

September 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Members of the House of Representatives, Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and other well-meaning Nigerians have paid visits to give their full support to the member representing Ideato North/South Federal Constituency of Imo State, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, following the judgement of the Election Petitions Tribunal ordering his removal from office. Recall Read More

Works minister assured attention for Ideato erosion, failed Imo-Anambra road — Ugochinyere 

September 7, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere, has said that he got the assurance of the Minister of Works, David Umahi, that the bad roads and gully erosion in his constituency will be repaired. Recall that Ugochinyere in a statement  on Tuesday had pleaded with the Minister Read More

ACJHR accuses Imo APC of blackmail, intimidation of election Tribunal members

September 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR) has raised the alarm over alleged messages being shared on pro-Imo government and APC WhatsApp groups aimed at allegedly blackmailing, intimidating and tarnishing the image of the three different panels hearing the National and State Assembly Election Petitions in Imo State by loyalists and agents of Imo State government led by Read More

Imo Guber: PDP appoints Ugochinyere campaign DG, Ozuruigbo, Ogbu, Ibe as Deputy

August 22, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

There’s widespread jubilation in Imo State Tuesday following the announcement by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that the House of Representatives member representing Ideato North, South federal constituency, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, will be the Director General of its gubernatorial campaign council. The main opposition party, in a statement signed by Dr. Arthur Bruno Ekwelem, the Principal Secretary to Read More

Imo Guber: Ugochinyere, Anyanwu, Onyeriri meet, as PDP candidate seeks support

August 22, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 Imo State governorship poll scheduled to hold on November 11, a member of the House of Representatives, lkenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu (PDP, Imo), has met with the PDP candidate, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, and his deputy gubernatorial candidate, Jones Onyeriri, at his office in the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday. This unprecedented meeting signified a significant Read More

Guber poll: CSO raises alarm, demands transfer of Imo REC

August 21, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A civil society organisation (CSO) known as International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, has raised the alarm over the alleged plot to compromise the forthcoming Imo State Governorship election scheduled to hold on November 11, 2023. The CSO, who petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, sought the immediate transfer of the Resident Read More

Breaking: Monarch’s residence razed in Imo

August 13, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Hoodlums have razed the residence of the traditional ruler of the Ndia Iche Arondizuogu community, Eze Kanu Ikenolu. The hoodlums on Sunday stormed the community in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State. The hoodlums, who stormed the home of the monarch in the early hours of Sunday, shot sporadically causing panic in the community as villagers, including the Read More

Iyere canvasses support for Uzodinma, meets with Obidients

July 23, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A social activist and an entrepreneur, Comrade Kennedy Iyere, on Saturday convened a town hall meeting of Key support groups of the Obidients Movement and their coordinators drawn from the 27 Local Government of Imo state and across the 301 electoral wards in Imo state. The town hall meeting titled “Imo Obidients Townhall Meeting ” which held at the Foret Read More

Imo governorship election: Achonu loses appeal

July 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri The Labour Party (LP) factional governorship candidate in Imo state, Senator Athan Achonu, Friday, lost at the Appeal Court sitting in Owerri, when a three-man panel dismissed his suit and upheld Joseph Ukaegbu as the authentic candidate of the party for the November 11 election in the state. Another claimant to the position, Sir Basil Maduka, had gone Read More