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Imo Assembly resumes sitting today, defection looms



9 lawmakers defect to APC

Imo State House of Assembly resumes sittings today (Tuesday, 21) after one month break from the  Christmas and New year.

The Lawmakers had, on December 24, adjourned till January 21 after passing into law the 2020 budget introduced by the former governor Emeka Ihedioha, who has now been sacked by the Supreme Court.

As the Lawmakers are resuming today, there is rumors that majority of the lawmakers will defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Reasons for this alleged defection is on the grounds that the governor is now an APC governor.

Speaking with one of the chieftains from the Opposition party in the state, name withheld, “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 17 lawmakers with the Action Alliance and the All Progressives Grand Alliance having the remaining lawmakers.

Recalled that Last Tuesday the apex court, in a unanimous decision, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Uzodinma a certificate of return.

Hope Uzodinma was subsequently sworn in as the next governor of Imo State, though the people seems to be uncomfortable with Supreme Court Judgement.

There has been mass protest all over the country as to the fact that the fourth person (Hope Uzodinma) is now the governor.

As the Imo State Lawmakers resume sittings today, fears also cribs the new governor because if the defection failed impeachment is the next political war he may be watching out for.

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