Prof. Awuzie set to battle Okorocha for Senate Position in Imo East

As the build up to Nigeria's 2019 General Elections gathers momentum, former Vice Chancellor of Imo State University Owerri Professor Aloysius Ukachukwu Awuzie has declared his intention to run for the Senatorial seat to represent Orlu Senatorial Zone popularly called Imo East in the Nigerian Senate.
Professor Aloysius Ukachukwu Awuzie
Professor Awuzie who is equally the Former National President of Academic Staff Union of the Universities ASUU declared his  intention under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA.
Insider information has it that the incumbent Governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha is gearing up for the post of Senate for the same Orlu Zone at the end of his tenure as governor in 2019. Rochas Okorocha who is a member of the All Progressive Congress APC is in a battle to reclaim the control of his party in Imo State after he lost out in the just concluded ward and local government Congresses.
Professor Awuzie hails from Umuzike in Orlu Local Government Area while Rochas Okorocha hails from Ogboko in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State. The rift between the duo dates back to 2015 when Governor Okorocha relieved Professor Awuzie of his duties as Vice Chancellor of Imo State University over certain congratulatory publications.
Prof. Awuzie placed advertorials in two national newspapers congratulating Onu over the recent award of an honorary doctorate degree given to him by the Abia State University.
Awuzie’s action was said to have enraged Okorocha, who is at loggerheads with Onu over the latter’s bright chances of emerging as the secretary to the government of the federation. The governor is said to be positioning his in-law, Professor Anthony Anwuka, who is also the secretary to the Imo state government, for the position.
Our reporter also added that Awuzie got to know of his sacking when his replacement, Prof. Adaobi Obasi, came to start work while Awuzie was still at the office. Okorocha’s camp has also alleged that Awuzie may be ‘sabotaging’ the free education programme of the governor following his allegations that the governor was underfunding the university.

Professor Awuzie and the All Progressive Congress APGA has assured the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and his All Progressive Congress APC of total defeat in the 2019 general elections.

Autobiography of Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie:

Professor Ukachukwu Aloysius Awuzie, fnia , of Umuzike, Orlu, Orlu Lga, Imo State.
Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie was appointed the Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University on January 17, 2013.
Professor Ukachukwu Aloysius Awuzie attended St. Martins School, Owerri Ebeiri, Bishop Shanahan College, Orlu College of Immaculate Conception; Enugu University of Nigeria, Enugu, Campus and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A. From these Institutions, he gained his FLSC with Distinction, WASC with Division One Distinction, B. Arch. 2nd Class Upper Division and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA).
Apart from the outstanding brilliance from His academic records, it is most remarkable that from His primary School through to His Master’s Degree (B. Arch and MLA) he read on Scholarships, Umuzike Town Union, Isu County Council scholarship, to the Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship for His Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies. He was a foundation Scholar of University of Nigeria and Recipient of University of Massachusetts Scholarship for Academic excellence.


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