Uche Nwosu Asks Supporters To Work With Uzodinma For Greater Imo

Mr Uche Nwosu.

 

The Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in last year’s election, Uche Nwosu has directed his supporters and party members to work together with Governor Hope Uzodinma.

Nwosu gave this directive on Tuesday during a meeting with members of his party in Owerri, the state capital.

The AA candidate who is also the son-in-law of ex-governor Rochas Okorocha said he and his supporters across the 27 Local Government Areas of the state have accepted the Supreme Court ruling that led to the emergence of Uzodinma as the new governor.

Speaking concerning his membership in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nwosu explained that he is back as a member.

He noted that there is no more division within the party. He said further that he believes with the right support, Uzodinma will deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

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His remarks come two days after Senator Ifeanyi Araraume of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) declared his support for the new administration.

Araraume noted that the people of the state have suffered hence the need for the people to help the current administration in its quest for good governance

Imo Election: Uche Nwosu Withdraws Appeal Against Governor Ihedioha

Imo APC Governorship Candidate, Uche Nwosu

 

The candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has withdrawn his second appeal filed against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha before the Supreme Court.

According to his counsel, Mr. Solomon Umoh (SAN), the withdrawal on Tuesday is based on the judgment of the apex court delivered on the 20th of December 2019.

The apex court canceled out the candidature of Mr. Nwosu under the flagship of the Action Alliance (AA) over the double nomination.

READ ALSO: Supreme Court Stands Down Judgment On Imo Governorship Election

Mr Nwosu had won the nomination to contest under the All Progressives Congress (APC), but the internal wrangling within the ruling party made it impossible for him to be presented as the party’s candidate, which necessitated his defection to AA at the last minute.

The Supreme Court held that by virtue of Nwosu’s double candidature and in line with the clear provisions of the Electoral Act, he was bound to be disqualified from the election and affirmed the judgments of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

I’m Not Fighting To Be Imo Governor By All Means – Uche Nwosu

Mr Uche Nwosu.

 

 

The preferred Imo State governorship candidate of Senator Rochas Okorocha in the 2019 general elections, Mr Uche Nwosu, says becoming the number one citizen of the state is not a ‘do or die’ affair for him.

Although Nwosu who contested the March 9 poll on the platform of the Action Alliance (AA) wished to be a governor, he stressed that he never opted to achieve his aim at all costs.

“Once the Supreme Court has said ‘this is how it is’, you have to accept it. For me, politics is not do or die affair; politics is give and take,” he said while addressing reporters at the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, the state capital.

“The Supreme Court; they have given their decision. Whether good or bad, I accept it and what matters is Imo State. I am not fighting to be governor of Imo State by all means,” the governorship candidate added.

Senator Okorocha, the immediate past governor of Imo State, had backed Nwosu who is his son-in-law to succeed him in the last elections.

But Nwosu could not get the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a situation which caused disagreement within the party while he defected to the AA to pursue his governorship ambition.

Against the backdrop of heated political activities in Imo, Mr Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the people’s choice as he was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

After a series of legal battles, Nwosu promised to support any candidate who emerges victorious at the Election Petition Tribunal case pending at the Supreme Court.

He also noted that the apex court as the APC governorship candidate in the election and called on party faithful to work together for the progress of the state.

The politician said, “The Supreme Court has said it all. The Supreme Court judgement said that I am the candidate of APC. What it means is that another person was foisted on APC. I am the candidate of APC.

“I have forgiven everybody no matter who the person is. From the national chairman, those who came and destroy the APC in the state, I have forgiven them. What we need is to move ahead, we are brothers and sisters and there must be peace.”

Imo Gov Poll: Supreme Court Voids Uche Nwosu’s Candidature

Uche Nwosu

 

The Supreme Court has voided the candidature of Mr Uche Nwosu as governorship flagbearer of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 general election in Imo State over the double nomination.

The Apex Court, in its judgement delivered by Justice Adamu Augie on Thursday, said Nwosu was not qualified to vie for the election as he doubled as both the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Action Alliance (AA).

Nwosu had won the nomination to contest under APC, the internal wrangling within the ruling party made it impossible for him to be presented as the party’s candidate, which necessitated his defection to AA at the last minute.

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The Supreme Court held that by virtue of Nwosu’s double candidature and in line with the clear provisions of the Electoral Act, he was bound to be disqualified from the election and affirmed the judgments of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

A chieftain of the Action Peoples Party (APP), Uche Nnadi had earlier dragged Nwosu to the Federal High Court where the court held that he was not qualified to stand for the election based on the fact that he already had a valid ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Supreme Court in its judgment dismissed Nwosu’s appeal, saying that he cannot benefit from his iniquity.

The court also dismissed the argument by Nwosu’s lawyer that the suit is stature barred.

Justice Augie said, ”The appellant cannot be allowed to benefit from his own iniquity. The action is not caught up by limitation of time. This case rest on the issue of illegality and this court cannot be used to enforce illegalities. This appeal is hereby dismissed.”

Uche Nwosu Campaign Organisation Asks Security Agencies To Probe Imo REC

AA Governorship Candidate, Uche Nwosu

 

The campaign organisation for the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, Uche Nwosu, has asked the security agencies to probe the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state.

This comes after Nwosu, who is also the son-in-law to the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, lost the governorship election declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Following the loss at the polls, the AA candidate has alleged that irregularities marred the polls and vowed to challenge the result that saw the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Emeka Ihedioha, emerge as governor-elect.

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The Director-General of Uche Nwosu Campaign Organisation, Chidi Ibe, alleged that state REC and the Returning Officer compromised by rigging the election in favour of the PDP candidate.

Addressing journalists in Owerri, the state capital, Ibe said Ihedioha shouldn’t have been announced the winner of the election since he didn’t garner up to 25 percent votes in about two-thirds of the Local Government Areas across the state.

“After the elections, apart from what happened in the various Local Government Areas (LGAs) where the normal procedural system of conducting the elections were not observed.

“And apart from that, the results were collated where the card readers were abandoned. But INEC aided a particular party PDP to generate fictitious votes that were not recorded.

“Even while our agents were at the state collation center, the Returning Officer in collaboration with the Resident Electoral Commissioner insisted and accepted those results,” he stated.

AA’s Uche Nwosu Vows To Challenge Imo Governorship Election Result In Court

AA Governorship Candidate, Uche Nwosu

 

The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, Uche Nwosu, has vowed to challenge the election result in court.

He rejected the outcome of the election which was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaring the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Emeka Ihedioha winner of the governorship election.

He said, It is a robbery of Action Alliance mandate and I believe the judiciary will take its course”.

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Mr. Ihedioha emerged governor-elect of the state after polling 273,404 votes to defeat Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA) and Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Nwosu, who was backed by Governor Rochas Okorocha, finished second with 190,364 votes; followed by Senator Uzodinma who got 96,458 votes.

Okorocha’s Son-In-Law Uche Nwosu Dumps APC For AA

Uche Nwosu

 

Mr Uche Nwosu, the Son-in-Law to Governor Rochas Okorocha, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Action Alliance (AA).

Mr Nwosu, who is the immediate Chief of Staff to Governor Okorocha, made the announcement on Tuesday at the Sam Mbakwe International Airport in Owerri, the state capital.

His announcement follows a battle over the choice of candidate to fly the party’s flag.

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After losing to Senator Hope Uzodinma, he blamed the loss on the alleged failure of the party’s leadership to grant him the ticket.

Nwosu however, remains optimistic that he would become the next Governor of the state and succeed Okorocha in 2019.

Imo Primary: Uche Nwosu Emerges APC Governorship Candidate

Imo APC Governorship Candidate, Uche Nwosu

 

The Former Chief of Staff to the Imo state Government, Uche Nwosu, has emerged as the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship primary election for the state.

Mr Nwosu polled a total of 269,524 votes to beat his closest rival Chuks Ololo who got 6,428 votes.

The Chairman of the Governorship Primary Electoral Committee, Brigadier General Ibrahim Agbabiaka, who announced the results said, “having scored the highest votes in the election to beat eight other aspirants, Uche Nwosu has been declared as the winner of the election”.

Mr Nwosu while reacting to his victory said, in the spirit of sportsmanship, he is extending his hand of fellowship to other aspirants who contested the election to work together for the success of the party in the 2019 elections.

He assured Imo indigenes that “if elected Governor of the state in 2019, he will not disappoint the people”.

Leadership Begins With Vision, Imo Govt. Tells Students

Leadership Begins With Vision Imo Govt. Tells StudentsThe Imo state government has urged students in secondary schools to live up to expectation by imbibing leadership qualities that are legacy driven.

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere made this call in Owerri the Imo state capital southeast Nigeria during the inauguration of the new executive members of the National Union of Imo State Students (NUISS).

Delivering a lecture with the theme “Dare to be Different”, the Deputy Governor warned student leaders against making the mistakes of some of their predecessors who preferred momentary gains to leaving a legacy that will see them through in life.

He advised them to eschew decadence and embrace leadership qualities of vision, sacrifice, team spirit, hardwork and leaving good legacies for posterity sake.

“Great leaders never lose sight of their goal. Leadership begins with vision and end with mobilizing the people to reaching a goal of greatness.

“So, leadership is not a selfish engagement, and never a vocation for the greed. You are only sacrificing your time, energy and your intellect with a view to bringing desired positive change in the psyche of the people you lead”.

He urged them to emulate role models like Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state who chose to work and sacrifice for a brighter future for the present younger generation of Imo State through his free education policy and other people-oriented policies.

Mr Madumere warned the students against cyber-crime and unrestrained release of immoral photos, videos and other materials, the practice he said might be counterproductive and limiting to them in the future.

Speaking earlier, the Patron of the National Union of Imo State Students and Chief of Staff to the Imo state government, Uche Nwosu, advised the newly elected leaders to be of good behavior and law abiding assuring them of government support while their tenure lasts.

Responding on behalf of his executive members and the legislative arm of the body, the new President of NUISS, Nzeh Franklin, promised to defend the constitution of the student body and live up to the expectation of the watching public by their good conduct and performance.

Okorocha Rewards Paralympic Athletes In Imo

Rochas Okorocha, Paralympic-AthletesImo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has fulfilled his promises to the athletes in the just concluded Rio Paralympics from the state.

The Governor made good his pledge on Thursday as he rewarded the athletes with the sum of one million Naira each, a piece of land and a brand new car.

The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Uche Nwosu, presented the gift on behalf of the Governor to the beneficiaries at the Government House in Owerri, the Imo State capital in southeast Nigeria.

He commended the athletes for achieving such feat at the Olympic Games, saying they have made Nigeria proud and not only Imo state.

The reward was also extended to the coaches of the celebrated athletes.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, a gold medalist, Josephine Orji, thanked the Imo State government for the kind gesture.

Okorocha Donates Patrol Vans To Imo Security Network

Rochas OkorochaThe Imo State government has donated 20 Hilux vehicles to the Imo Security Network, a local security agency in the state.

This development comes as a way of boosting security surveillance and monitoring, as the Imo State government expresses worry over the rising spate of kidnapping in the state.

The vehicles were donated on Wednesday by the Imo State Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, who represented Governor Okorocha at the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chambers at the Government House in Owerri, the state capital in southeast Nigeria.

He said that the patrol vehicles would go a long way in fighting crime, especially kidnapping and other related criminal activities in the State.

While reiterating his commitment to providing adequate security for the people of the state, Governor Okorocha urged the local security agency to work closely and partner with other agencies in the state to reduce crime.

He also gave cash rewards to 50 personnel among the security men for creditably doing well in the discharge of their duties.

Receiving the patrol vehicles, the coordinator of the agency commended the state government, while he added that they would sustain their cooperation with other security agencies to eliminate crime in the state.

NLC Protests Alleged Retrenchment Of Workers

NLCThe Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) have staged a protest in Owerri, Imo State capital, against the alleged retrenchment of workers and salary cut of workers by the state government.

The NLC, led by its National President, Ayuba Waba, on Wednesday, demanded that the government pay the salaries of some parastatals.

The workers matched through the streets of Owerri, causing traffic gridlock and carrying various placards at the Nigerian Medical Association Complex along Port Harcourt road.

Mr Waba assured the workers that the leadership of the NLC would support them and ensure that they got what they deserved from the state government.

He added that the association would ensure that the government would not sack any worker.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Uche Nwosu, who spoke to reporters, said that the report was false.

Mr Nwosu debunked allegations of retrenching any worker nor slashing the salaries of workers in the state.

“The government has not intimidated or harassed any staff in the course of their duty,” he stressed.

He said that some policies of the government relating to workers were to make the state more viable in the face of the present economic situation in Nigeria.

Mr Nwosu, however, called on labour leaders to verify the authenticity of the said issues before casting aspersions on the government.

The Labour Union and the State Government had held a closed door meeting to find a way of resolving the issue at hand, amicably.