Valoa's Column

Imo 2019: Why Frank Nneji will get APGA’s ticket

By Valentine Amanze

With less than six months to the 2019 general election, the coast is getting clearer over who succeeds Owelle Rochas Okorocha in Imo State.

  Of course, the person will neither come from Okigwe zone nor Orlu. Okigwe has ruled the state for eight years, starting from Chief Sam Mbakwe in 1979 (four years) and Chief Ikedi Ohakim (2007- 2010); while Orlu zone ruled through Chief Achike Udenwa, eight years (from 1999); and the incumbent governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, eight years.

Rivers 2019: Beyond a fallen godfather's dictatorial politics

By Simeon Nwakaudu

Lessons from French president’s visit to Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine in Nigeria

By Valentine Amanze

Imo 2019: Waiting for Frank Nneji

By Valentine Amanze

Since the creation of Imo State in 1976 poor leadership has been its bane; only the second republic, which began in 1979, was unique. Reason: The then governor, the late Chief Sam Onunaka Mbakwe, made the difference with his people-orientated leadership.

His legacy in a four-year tenure, which was truncated by the military junta then led by General Muhammadu Buhari, is yet to be rivaled by subsequent administrations in the state.

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