Politics

One of the Imo State governorship aspirants in the 2011 election under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon. Peter Orji has insisted that the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike installed Owelle Rochas Okorocha as Imo State governor.
Hon Orji said Okorocha lied by denying that the MASSOB leader made him governor of the state.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State yesterday flagged off his free education programme in tertiary institution by distributing cheques to undergraduates of the state origin in three state owned institutions.
The institutions are Imo State University (IMSU) Owerri, Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo and College of Health Science and Technology, Amaigbo.
A total of 19, 000 students are to benefit from the first phase of the programme.

Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Araraume was the governorship candidate for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) during the 2011 governorship election in Imo State. On Sunday, October 28, the Catholic community in Owerri Ecclesiastical Province initiated him into the order of the knighthood of St. John's International. Some newsmen cornered him to comment on his investiture and to assess the state of Imo State with special focus on the free eduction policy of the Okorocha administration. Damian Duruiheoma was there.
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Senator Chris Anyanwu representing Owerri Zone at the Senate has been asked to account for the appropriations running into billions of naira to the zone.
He said but for the intervention of journalists and other stakeholders, he would have been manhandled by the senator's aides.

History was made last week Thursday as 84 year-old veteran politician and educationist, Dr. Nnanna Basil Ukaegbu wedded one of his wives, Mrs. Akunna Ukaegbu.

The matrimony took place at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Parish, Imerienwe in Ngor Okpala LGA of Imo State.
Dr. Ukaegbu was the closest rival of late Dr. Sam Mbakwe in the Imo State governorship tussle in the Second Republic (1979), the famous election that threw up Dr. Sam Mbakwe as the first civilian governor of Imo State.