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APC takes over Imo House of Assembly as Speaker, 7 other lawmakers dump PDP

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By Sylvanus Okpe

The Imo State House of Assembly has been taken over by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as 8 Lawmakers dumped the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for the All Progressives Congress, APC at a resumed plenary on Tuesday.

TheNigerian News had reported of a looming mass defection in the Imo state Assembly following the resumption of the house from it’s one-week break.

With the defection of the Lawmakers, including the speaker, the newly inaugurated Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma can now consolidate and settle for governance; an APC chieftain told our correspondent.

Recall that the Imo state House of Assembly was without a single APC member when the new governor, Hope Uzodimma was sworn in on the 15th of January 2020 following the January 14 Supreme Court verdict that sacked Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP as Governor of the state.

At the plenary today, 8 PDP House Members defected to the ruling party APC, this enabling it to take control of the House.

The list of the defectors are:

1. Hon. Dominic Ezerioha
Oru West State Constituency

2. Hon. Chigozie Nwaneri
Oru East State Constituency

3. Hon. Kanayo Onyemechi
Owerri West State Constituency

4. Hon. Kennedy Ibe
Obowo State Constituency

5. Hon. Uche Ogbuagu
Ikeduru State Constituency

6. Hon. Crown Micheal
Ihitte Uboma State Constituency

7. Hon. Eddy Obinna
Aboh Mbaise State Constituency

8. Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins
Isiala Mbano State Constituency (Speaker, Imo state house of Assembly).

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