Ohanaeze, Okorie call for national emergency
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and former National Chairman of the defunct United Progressives Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, have called for a national emergency
UPP joins APC
The United Progressive Party (UPP) has announced the collapse of its structures nationwide into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) following its recent deregistration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Okorie: APC not in mood to let power come to South
My take on this matter is that we should not just expect that it should come to us as matter of right; we have to contest for it and that contest means...
‘Buhari should convoke a national conference now to re-negotiate Nigeria’
National Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, in this interview with ONYEDIKA AGBEDO, urges President Muhammadu Buhari to convoke a national conference during his second term in office where the myriad of issues bedeviling the country will be thrashed. He also wants the President to keep to his pledge to run an…
Battle to make parties supreme in a presidential system
The battle to make political parties supreme in the country will persist, as the presidential system of government, which Nigeria has adopted, where the three arms of government are independent but derive their powers and authority from the constitution, does not support the concept as parliamentary system would. This puts the political parties in a…
UPP endorses Buhari as presidential candidate for 2019
The United Progressive Party (UPP) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election.
UPP, South-east leaders endorse Buhari for 2019 poll
The United Progressives Party (UPP) and a select group of South-east leaders Friday adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for the February 2019 general election. The leaders of the delegation, Emeka Ekwuosa and the National Chairman of the UPP, Chekwas Okorie, revealed this after meeting with Buhari in Abuja. "They (UPP) promised to mobilise…
No formal confirmation yet on Debe Ojukwu
Uncertainty shrouded the reported death of Debe Ojukwu, first son of late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, as no family member and associates, including his party, the United Progressives Party (UPP) were willing to confirm his demise yesterday Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, also could not confirm the development, claiming…
Tony Nwulu wins Imo UPP guber ticket, Ararume allegedly sponsored primaries
Representative of Oshodi/Isolo, Lagos Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Tony Nwulu, at the weekend emerged Imo State governorship standard bearer of the United Progressives Party (UPP).
June 12 proclamation act of courage and patriotism, says Okorie
National Chairman of United Peoples Party (UPP) Chief Chekwas Okorie has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his declaration proclaiming June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day and bestowing the posthumous award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on late Chief MKO Abiola. Speaking on the issue, Okorie said, “The proclamation and the awards to…