Okorocha arrives Abuja to congratulate new President-elect.

Okorocha arrives Abuja to congratulate new President-elect.

Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has arrived Abuja ahead of the victory celebration for the President-elect, Gen.Okechukwu Muhammadu Buhari. Okorocha is Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum.
Samuel Anyanwu "Sam Daddy" wins Imo East senatorial seat.

Samuel Anyanwu “Sam Daddy” wins Imo East senatorial seat.

The lawmaker representing Ikeduru state constituency at the Imo state House of Assembly has been declared winner of the Imo East Senatorial zone. Samuel Anyanwu fondly known as “Sam Daddy” was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
DSS, Army clampdown on voters in Gov.Okorocha’s Village?

DSS, Army clampdown on voters in Gov.Okorocha’s Village?

This is what an aide of the Governor shared on social media:   “In furtherance to the general plan to whittle the political influence of top APC Chieftains during the presidential election, about 500 eligible voters in Ogboko Ideato South of Imo State have been under arrest since yesterday while...
Bad boys visit Ngor Okpala, cart away Ballot papers after accreditation

Bad boys visit Ngor Okpala, cart away Ballot papers after accreditation

Hoodlums carted off ballot papers at a polling centre in Amala Ntu in Ngor Okpala local government in Imo after the accreditation of voters for Saturday’s elections. A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the hoodlums struck after the last person on the queue was accredited, taking...
INTERVIEW: Chief Clement Owunna (MFR) speaks on plans for Okigwe zone.

INTERVIEW: Chief Clement Owunna (MFR) speaks on plans for Okigwe zone.

Chief Clement Owunna, MFR, serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starline Nigeria Ltd. He is also the  Executive Chairman of Petsow Laboratories Ltd.  From 2000-  2012, he served as Non-Executive Director of Diamond Bank Plc. A pharmacist by profession,  Owunna  obtained his pharmacy degree in 1979 from the Drake College of Pharmacy...
PHOTOS: See how Rt.Emeka Ihedioha spent his birthday.

PHOTOS: See how Rt.Emeka Ihedioha spent his birthday.

Yesterday, March 24th was Rt.Emeka Ihedioha’s 50th birthday. The deputy speaker started out his day with a visit to the motherless babies home. See more pictures. Deputy Speaker House of Reps and Guber candidate of  P.D.P Imo State Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha and his wife Lady Ebere Ihedioha accompany President Good-luck...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Gov.Okorocha rocks APC gear, sunglasses and all. LOL!!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Gov.Okorocha rocks APC gear, sunglasses and all. LOL!!

  Our Governor! Our Governor!!
BIRTHDAY: Rt.Hon Emeka Ihedioha clocks 50!!

BIRTHDAY: Rt.Hon Emeka Ihedioha clocks 50!!

Please join the IMO STATE BLOG family as we send hearty birthday wishes to His Excellency, the Deputy speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt.Hon Emeka Ihedioha as he celebrates the golden age of 50 today. Born on March 24th, 1965, the Mbaise born lawmaker has built an enviable...
Summary of projects attracted to Imo state by Rt.Hon Emeka Ihedioha.

Summary of projects attracted to Imo state by Rt.Hon Emeka Ihedioha.

              
PHOTOS: Buhari, Amaechi, Fashola lead APC delegation to Imo state.

PHOTOS: Buhari, Amaechi, Fashola lead APC delegation to Imo state.

So we had told you that the APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari and a high powered delegation from the APC family would be in Owerri for a town hall meeting today (see here). Well, our guests have arrived . Here are some pictures. .            ...
DESECRATION: Arch Bishop Obinna holds reparation mass to cleanse Odenigbo Pavilion.

DESECRATION: Arch Bishop Obinna holds reparation mass to cleanse Odenigbo Pavilion.

  On Friday, Arch Bishop Obinna held a reparation mass to cleanse the Odenigbo pavilion. The pavilion was the proposed venue for the governorship forum which was to hold on March 11th. Preparations for the interactive forum were in top gear till hell broke loose just before the event started. If you...
OP-ED- The catholic church and Imo Politics:  calling a spade a spade. - Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

OP-ED- The catholic church and Imo Politics: calling a spade a spade. – Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

There are many reasons why I have had to be careful in trying to comment on the recent face-off between the Catholic Church and Governor Rochas Okorocha. The foremost among these reasons is the fact that I am a devout Catholic, who believes that the Church is not a mere...
PHOTOS:  Political thugs disrupt governorship debate.

PHOTOS: Political thugs disrupt governorship debate.

The house of God  was  desecrated this morning when political thugs took over  Odenigbo at the Assumpta Cathedral where a debate organized by the Owerri Catholic Diocese for governorship aspirants in the state was scheduled to hold. There have been different narrations on what led to the blood bath that  left many with broken heads and...
IMO 2015: Their styles, their chances - By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

IMO 2015: Their styles, their chances – By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

Had the original electoral timetable released by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), been upheld, Imo like most other States in the Federation would have had a Governor-elect and an outgoing Governor by now. It is also possible that the present Governor would have been re-elected. However the shift in election...
PHOTOS: Ihedioha takes campaign to traders in Owerri, Onitsha.

PHOTOS: Ihedioha takes campaign to traders in Owerri, Onitsha.

The campaign train of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Imo State last weekend stormed the markets in Owerri where traders, their customers and other users of the sprawling commercial centre received and interacted freely with the...
ACT 1: Scene 2 - Ihedioha Campaign Organization fires back at IMSG

ACT 1: Scene 2 – Ihedioha Campaign Organization fires back at IMSG

PRESS RELEASE  There is no doubt that the outgoing Governor of Imo state Chief Ethelbert Anayo OkorochaOON and his handlers are having sleepless nights over the recent publication by our campaign Organization of the figures of the huge statutory allocation received by the state Government on behalf of the 27...
Are there any unfulfilled promises by Governor Okorocha?

Are there any unfulfilled promises by Governor Okorocha?

So there’s this radio jingle that’s been on the airwaves for sometime now. Governor Rochas Okorocha wants to know if there is anything he promised us that he is yet to deliver. If you have anything on your mind, please step forward and offload it or forever hold your peace.    ...
Buhari pledges to tackle security, corruption if elected President.

Buhari pledges to tackle security, corruption if elected President.

The Presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Mohammadu Buhari has outlined insecurity and corruption as the major problems militating against the development of Nigeria as a nation. General Buhari made this clear when he paid a visit to Governor Rochas Okorocha at the Government House Owerri....
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Jonathan accepts defeat; calls to congratulate Buhari, Tinubu.

Jonathan accepts defeat; calls to congratulate Buhari, Tinubu.

President Goodluck Jonathan has called his major challenger and the likely-winner of the 2015 presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC to congratulate him. According to a source, the president spoke with Muhammadu Buhari on the phone and will address the country after rounding off his meeting with his cabinet. He also...
Collated results from Imo state announced by INEC

Collated results from Imo state announced by INEC

Out of the 702,964 valid votes cast in Imo State , the Peoples Democratic Party cleared 559,185 votes while the All Progressive Congress walked away with 133,253 votes. Imo state has 27 local government areas. There were cancellations in 4 local government areas namely: Ahiazu Mbaise, Ezinihitte Mbaise, Isu Njaba and Owerri west. 30,353 votes...
Okorocha was caught in the act — Ihedioha

Okorocha was caught in the act — Ihedioha

Quote made Rt.Emeka Ihedioha in a telephone interview with Channels Television. “Our constitution says children and the under-aged should not be allowed to vote and he has said that the children from Okorocha Foundation were prevented from voting.” “First, he has admitted that they were children, the children are under-aged and of course you know...
Buhari’s Last Message To Nigerians Before Election Day (Full Text)

Buhari’s Last Message To Nigerians Before Election Day (Full Text)

Time For Nigeria To Be Great Once Again I want to take this last opportunity, before we go to the polls on Saturday March 28 and April 11 respectively, to thank everyone who has supported our campaigns. I am humbled and grateful to have had the opportunity to meet so many of my fellow Nigerians...
#NigeriaDecides: Barr.Rex Anunobi speaks on APC's winning chances.

#NigeriaDecides: Barr.Rex Anunobi speaks on APC’s winning chances.

Barr. Rex Anunobi  (Sokom), a grassroot mobilizer and strong voice in Orlu was among the notable PDP stalwarts who defected to the All Progressive Congress on Monday. Anunobi was a two term chairman of Nkwerre Local Government Area, and served as a special adviser to ex- Governor Dr. Ikedi Ohakim. He is also a highly respected member of...
Quote of the day featuring Dr.Vitalis Ajumbe

Quote of the day featuring Dr.Vitalis Ajumbe

“I want to say Okorocha is doing well “ - former PDP chieftain, Vitalis Ajumbe on Orient FM (March 25th, 2014)
Ihedioha’s Legacies at 50 - By Dr Austin Uganwa

Ihedioha’s Legacies at 50 – By Dr Austin Uganwa

Golden age is one milestone usually celebrated by many with profound fanfare and passion because it marks a critical turning point in one’s life. To Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives , this long established aphorism is not any different as he attains 50 today. But then for someone who has accomplished...
Buhari, APC Governors storm Owerri on Monday

Buhari, APC Governors storm Owerri on Monday

All Progressives Governors under the aegis of Progressives Governors’ Forum will on Monday converge on Owerri, the Imo State capital to fine-tune strategies on how to win the forth coming general elections. The event will also provide the party’s Presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari an opportunity to give an insight into how an APC-led...
Ka Rochas Okorocha puo  (Pt 3) - Kenneth Uwadi

Ka Rochas Okorocha puo (Pt 3) – Kenneth Uwadi

Last time I talked about Ibe one of the 10,000 Imo graduates that governor Rochas Okorocha sacked who now sells recharge cards in Owerri. Ibe was looking very hungry and haggard when I saw him. He was clearly traumatized by the impossible condition in which he struggles to exist each day. He appeared so elated...
READERS' MAIL: Dear Gov, Rochas let your good work continue.

READERS’ MAIL: Dear Gov, Rochas let your good work continue.

Dear Gov Rochas, I keep on thanking God for you. You are all governance is all about,’taking people from where they are to where they have not been. What God is using you to do in Imo State and in the future Nigeria has never been imagined as Imo State and Nigeria at large have...
Ihedioha: Will Imo PDP stakeholders genuinely work towards victory?

Ihedioha: Will Imo PDP stakeholders genuinely work towards victory?

 Over the last few months, Rt.Emeka Ihedioha  has  working hard to sensitize the PDP party structure in the state. We followed him across all 27 local governments as he consulted with stakeholders on his gubernatorial bid.  Recently, he began connecting with the grassroots.   It’s been one market to the other for the PDP governorship...
Imo house of Assembly succumbs to court order; swears in Uzonwanne.

Imo house of Assembly succumbs to court order; swears in Uzonwanne.

Following a court order granted by Justice C.A Ononeze-Madu, of the Orlu High Court, the Imo state House of Assembly, Tuesday, swore-in Chief Walter Ikechukwu Uzonwanne, as the member representing Oguta state constituency in the Assembly. The swearing-in ceremony which took place at the Assembly complex was presided over by the clerk of the House,...