High Tension In Imo State, Lawmakers ‘Take’ Drastic Decision, As House Of Assembly Resumes

By Post-Nigeria: January 21, 2020 08:19

High Tension In Imo State, Lawmakers ‘Take’ Drastic Decision, As House Of Assembly Resumes

UPDATE…

About nine Lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly have on Tuesday, defected to the All Progressives Congress,  APC.

The Lawmakers who defected are: Authur Egwim (Ideato North) from AA, Heclus Okorocha (Ohaji/Egbema) from PDP, Ekene Nnodimele (Orsu) from APGA, Chyna Iwuanyanwu (Nwangele) PDP, Johnson Duru (Ideato South) AA, Chidiebere Ogbunikpa (Okigwe) PDP, Paul Emeziem (Onuimo) PDP, Obinna Okwara (Nkwerre) AA, and Ngozi Obiefule (Isu) AA.

EARLIER…

The Lawmakers at the Imo State House of Assembly, will on Tuesday (today), resume from their one month Christmas and New Year break.

The Lawmakers had on December 24, adjourned till January 21, after passing into Law the 2020 budget estimate if the State presented by Emeka Ihedioha, if the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who has now been sacked by the Supreme Court as the Governor of the State.

As the Lawmakers resume today, there are strong indications that majority of the Lawmakers will defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
A source said that the Lawmakers’ rumoured defection, is to align them with the new government in the State, and to help the new Governor deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the State.

The source also said that the likely defection would foster unity and harmonious working relationship between the Legislature and the Executive.
The APC currently has one Lawmaker in the State House of Assembly, while the PDP has a majority of 13 Lawmakers, with the Action Alliance, AA, and the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, having the remaining Lawmakers.