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“APC Is Nothing Without Me” – Okorocha Fires Back At VON DG, Okechukwu | Latest Nigeria News | Lifestyle News

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC), is nothing with him in the South East.

Okorocha, through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, was reacting to a statement credited to the Director of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu.

Osita Okechukwu, who is a chieftain of the APC, had accused Okorocha of destroying APC in the South-East.

In ., Governor Okorocha boasted that he started APC in the South-East and challenged Okechukwu to build APC in Enugu and not pour vituperations on him.

Read Okorocha’s full statement as issued by Sam Onwuemedo below:

”Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has continued his media attacks on Governor Rochas Okorocha even when one had thought that with the 2019 elections, he should have stopped his insults on the Imo governor having seen that the election had proved that without Okorocha, there is nothing like APC in the South-East and in Imo in particular.

“Mr. Okechukwu had in his latest media vituperations accused the governor of ruining APC in the South-East. Tension gathers in Imo, over control of state funds.

“Governor Okorocha had toured the whole of South-East when nobody believed APC was going to see the light of the day.

“He won the governorship for the party in Imo, won 24 out of the 27 members of the House of Assembly, won one Senate and five House of Representatives seats, all for the party.

“But prior to the 2019 election, those .ing the politics of 2023 in 2019 recruited men like Osita Okechukwu against Governor Okorocha, blackmailing him at the least opportunity they had and gave the erroneous impression that without Okorocha, they could fly in Imo and South-East generally with APC.

“In the 2019 polls, the fact spoke for itself that Okorocha truly holds the ace of APC in Imo and in the South-East generally.”

”The Imo state governor maintained that “A careful look at the 2019 election results showed that Okorocha was in charge except that with the crisis men like Okechukwu created in Imo APC, INEC Capitalized on that and I did some strange things.

“Incidentally, and interestingly too, Osita Okechukwu is .ing his own politics on the pages of newspapers and most of the times attacking Governor Okorocha unprovoked.

“He lost all the elections in his booth, ward and local government. On the day of the Presidential election, he was warned by the PDP guys not to come out and he never came out.

“We challenge him to publish the results of his booth, ward and local government in all the elections. He does not talk about APC in his State, but always talking about Imo APC because he knows, that is the only State in the South-East APC is grounded before they used wicked blackmail and unfounded propaganda to inject a virus into the party.

“And all those who won elections in Imo on the ticket of APC are all members of the Rescue Mission Government which Owelle superintends.

“The Action Alliance Candidates who won their elections were also those displaced in APC including the governorship Candidate of Party (AA) Uche Nwosu who won the governorship election with the correct votes and not with inflated figures.

“Finally, Mr. Okechukwu should try to build APC in his ward before continuing his insults on Okorocha.”

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Bandits shoot young girl in the breast, kill three men in Sokoto

Bandits shoot young girl in the breast, kill three men in Sokoto

Suspected bandits attacked Katsira Tsauna village in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state on Saturday August 14, killing three young men.


Three women were said to have sustained gun shots wounds during the attack which took place around 5:00pm. One of the women was shot in the breast.


According to witness accounts, the attackers came to Katsira village on five motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.

“They killed three young men and injured three ladies who are now in the hospital,” one of the witnesses said.

”If not for the quick response of the Army drafted not too far from the area, the number of the casualty would have been more than this.”


Another account said the bandits had carted away cattle before the arrival of the Army.


The spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command, Muhammadu Sadiq, confirmed the attack but said information at his disposal was very scanty.

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Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

Unknown gunmen, on Sunday night, attacked the palace of the Village Head of Kadunu, Muhammad Bayero in Langai District of Plateau’s Mangu local government area and killed him.


Daily Trust gathered that the village head, who goes by the title Rit Kadunu, was shot dead around 8:10 pm while another person in the palace was hit by a stray bullet in the leg.


Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State


Confirming the incident, a former Commissioner of Trade, Commerce and Industry in Plateau State, Hon. Yakubu Idi Usman said the Rit was buried according to Islamic rites on Monday morning.


Hon. Usman told Daily Trust that there was a high probability that the village head was a target of assassination because he sustained several gunshot wounds.

“I have just returned from the funeral prayer,” said Usman, who also confirmed that the Police had visited the palace and taken the necessary evidence and statements.


He described the incident as tragic and said the Rit was like a brother to him and losing him at this time was a huge loss for the people of Mangu LGA and Plateau State.

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41-year-old-woman who gave birth to quadruplets after 15 years of marriage, begs Bauchi Governor for a job to enable her to cater for the babies

41-year-old-woman who gave birth to quadruplets after 15 years of marriage, begs Bauchi Governor for a job to enable her to cater for the babies

41- year- old Mrs Nyarum Luka Bot Balewa who recently was delivered of quadruplets after waiting for 15 years without a child, has cried out to Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed to come to the aid of her family by offering her employment to enable her to cater for the babies.


Mrs Balewa, who is a graduate of College of Health Technology, Ningi, Bauchi State, was delivered of three girls and a boy on July 3, 2019, at Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State.


Speaking with Journalists, Mrs Balewa lamented that although the babies have brought so much joy to her and her husband after waiting for 15 years, taking care of them has been difficult.

“To take care of these babies is not easy. My husband is no longer working. He is now retired. We have other children with us who are in school. It is not going to be easy. What I am saying is that if it is possible, I am appealing to the state government to give me employment. I have a Diploma in Environmental health. If it is possible to let them employ me so that I can help my husband”


Her husband, Luka Bot Balewa, who retired as a staff of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi last year, said taking care of the quadruplets since their arrival has been a difficult task to the family. 

“It has not been easy. You can imagine that the babies are taking NAN milk. We were buying the smallest one at N2, 500 but of recent we are buying it at N2,150. In a day they consume one tin. It means that in a day apart from the mother’s milk, they consume a tin of NAN milk every day, N2, 150. if you begin to count per day and the mother will eat well. It has not been easy for the mother” said Balewa who claimed that he is yet to receive his benefits.


The father of the quadruplets appealed to the state Governor and other well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid.

“Let me say that as many as God will touch their hearts to be of assistance to us, they are welcome. God has been so faithful. A lot of people have advised me to meet with the Wife of the Governor, Some advised that I should write but I don’t want this thing to look as if I am begging but truly, I am not finding it easy. Even if it were to be only one child that will be complemented with NAN milk, it is not going to be easy to talk less of four. If only the NAN tin milk will be taken care of, I will thank God. Whatever the government feels that he can do in order to assist in away is welcome”.

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