Chief Acho Ihim, the immediate past Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly under Rochas Okorocha and running mate to the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu, has dumped the party and defected to PDP. Ihim defects to PDP and dumped Rochas Okorochs’s son in-law in the court.
The former speaker defected to PDP on Thursday during the Inauguration of the State house of Assembly.
Ihim said: “There is an end to litigation. God has chosen Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha to lead and move Imo forward and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
“Having come to this after consulting my conscience, my family and my constituents, I have chosen to drop the litigation going on in court today. I am here to tell you that I am not part of it”.
It will be recalled that Chief Acho Ihim had resigned on May 28, hours to the inauguration of Ihedioha.
The defection was confirmed by his spokesman, Ekwezuo, “The speaker has resigned. He tendered his resignation letter today, May 28 and resigns with immediate effect”.
“He is grateful to his colleagues and the people of Imo for the opportunity to serve as the number third citizen of the state for four years now”.
Ihim defects to PDP, ends litigation because there an end to every struggle. This was the words of one of the chieftains in AA while accepting the defection of their son, Chief Ihim.
Ihim defection is the right thing to do. Imolites knows when to call it quit, and our son has done us proud.
The newly elected lawmakers in a swift reaction elected Mr Lawman Duruji (Ehime Mbano) to replace Ihim.
Ihim was earlier suspended along with Majority Leader, Lugard Osuji, from the House on May 15 by 21 out of the 27 lawmakers over allegations of misconduct against the interest of the legislature but was later restored.
Daily Tells understands that most of the supporters of AA are now in PDP because the centre cannot hold any more. The wind of decamping has blown into other parties and they will soon announce their defection.
Ihim defects to PDP, dumped Nwosu in the court.
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