South East

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Okorocha asks court to compel INEC to issue his certificate of return

An INEC presiding officer said he was forced to declare Mr Okorocha winner under duress.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu (Photo credit:

Shutdown Order: Sex workers go into hiding in Umuahia

Governor Ikpeazu on Monday ordered the immediate shutdown of brothels in parts of the city.

Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Dr Cosmos Chukwudi Ndukwe

ICPC files N54 million fraud charge on Abia Deputy Speaker

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Andy Uba

Uba, Umeh, 14 others file petitions at Anambra election tribunal

The petitions were filed between March 14 and 16.

The approved APC logo, released early Wednesday morning

APC members accuse party’s governorship candidate of corruption, sabotage

The aggrieved aspirants call for a probe of the APC finances in the state.

Chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha speaking with reporters after a meeting of APC governors with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House Presidential Villa

Okorocha to Ihedioha: Get sworn in before issuing directives

Mr Okorocha issued the caution in a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary.

Police Officers

Police arrest six officers over burning of INEC facility

The officers were arrested for ‘allowing’ the hoodlums have a field day.

Nigeria Anambra State map

Anambra govt constitutes panel of inquiry into Onitsha tanker accident

The accident claimed at least seven persons, leaving 14 others with injuries.

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

Posterity will judge Oshiomhole, Uzodimma over fate of APC in South-east- Okorocha

The governor says Mr Uzodinma was a mole planted by the PDP in the APC.

Orji Uzor Kalu

Kalu promises harmonious relationship with rival, Orji, in Senate

Mr Kalu and Mr Orji, who succeeded him in 2007 as Abia governor, had been arch-enemies for almost a decade due to political differences.

Rochas Okorocha campaigning. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Rochas]

Why we won’t recognise Okorocha senator-elect – INEC

In INEC’s list of senators-elect published Monday on the commission’s website, Mr Okorocha’s name was omitted.

Hope Uzodinma

Imo Polls: APC candidate, Uzodinma, denies felicitating with governor-elect

Mr Uzodinma vows to challenge the outcome of the election in court and reclaim his mandate.

Orji Uzor Kalu

INEC to issue Orji Kalu return certificate despite ‘inconclusive’ senatorial election

A key guideline that was widely applied to trigger re-run elections across the country was jettisoned in Abia North Senatorial District.

APC logo used to illustrate the story.

APC rejects Ebonyi governorship result, heads to tribunal

The APC candidate described the exercise as a sham, which would not stand in the face of the law.

Uche Nwosu Poster

VIDEO: Imo youth celebrate Ihedioha’s victory, destroy Okorocha’s in-law’s posters

Mr Nwosu is the son-in-law of the governor, Rochas Okorocha, who strongly backed his candidacy, a move now threatening to end the governor’s political career.

Imo PDP Governorship candidate, Emeka Ihedioha

PDP’s Ihedioha wins Imo governorship election

He polled 273,404 ahead of his closest rival and candidate of the Action Alliance, Uche Nwosu, who polled a total of 190,364.

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

More trouble for Okorocha as INEC excludes him from senators-elect list

Mr Okorocha won a senatorial seat after a controversial collation of results.

Abia State on map

PDP clinches 19 of 24 Abia assembly seats

While APGA won three seats, the APC won the remaining two.

Imo PDP Governorship candidate, Emeka Ihedioha

After 23 LGAs, PDP leads in Imo governorship

There are four major candidates in the Imo governorship election, each has won in at least two local governments.

Ward and LGA results for Imo East (Owerri Zone) still being collated at the Owerri Municipal LGA headquarters in Owerri, Imo state.

INEC orders arrest of its officials in Imo

The officers admitted to collating results from polling units where elections did not take place

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Okorocha’s men, PDP agent disrupt collation in Imo

Security operatives have arrested the culprits.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

It’s official: David Umahi wins Ebonyi governorship election

Mr Umahi is reelected for a second term of four years.

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

PDP’s Governor Ugwuanyi wins Enugu governorship election

Mr Ugwuanyi won in all the local governments in the state.

PDP’s Ikpeazu set to be declared winner of Abia governorship election

Mr Okezie of the PDP is leading with 261,127 votes.

Burnt INEC office at Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, Akwa Ibom Photo by Cletus Ukpong

INEC office set on fire in Imo

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the collation was being finalised when the angry supporters of a political party set the structure on fire.