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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Imo House of Assembly crisis deepens

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI— The palpable crisis rocking Imo State House of Assembly, IMHA,
deepened weekend, following the claim by a lawmaker, Mr. Henry Igbomezie
that the House has unanimously adopted Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son
in-law, Chief Uche Nwosu, for the governorship contest in 2019.
The lawmaker’s pronouncement not only confirmed the speculation that the
Governor was routing for Nwosu to replace him, but has also ignited angry
reactions from the citizenry.

Already, the IMHA Speaker, Chief Acho Ihim, has through his Chief Press
Secretary, CPS, Mr. Marcel Ekwezuo, distanced the House from Igbomezie’s
pronouncement, saying “it is a figment of his imagination.“

His words: “It needs to be made clear that at no time did members of Imo
State House of Assembly, which comprises elected members of All
Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, meet and
endorsed Uche Nwosu as their preferred governorship candidate or any
person for that matter.”

It was the considered opinion of the Speaker that endorsement of candidates
for whatever position, was not a legislative assignment, adding that
lawmakers were however, at liberty to support any aspirant of their choice.
“It is therefore mindboggling that a lawmaker declared that the 27 members
unanimously endorsed Uche Nwosu. IMHA is not in the business of
endorsement of political candidates”, Ihim said.

While urging Imolites to discountenance Nwadiaro’s pronouncements, the
Speaker said: “It is the figment of his imagination and has no bearing with
Imo House of Assembly and her revered members.”

Reacting also, a member of the Media/Publicity Committee of Senator Ifeanyi
Araraume’s Destiny Organization, Mr. Agunwa Emeka Ezeribe, described the
pronouncement as one of the many worn out gimmicks of the Imo State

His words: “Okorocha is presently in a quagmire. The people of Imo State are
united in their condemnation and rejection of Okorocha and his unpopular and
retrogressive policies, actions and inactions, which have increased the
suffering of the betrayed masses of Ndimo, who put him in office.

“Rochas Okorocha is therefore undertaking a last ditch bid to hold on to the
fast vanishing vestiges of a lost empire; hence this latest lacklustre
propaganda of deliberate disinformation to hoodwink the public through
unfounded, misguided rumours.”

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