Crisis Rocks Imo Assembly As Members Wear Party Uniforms, Logos


Few weeks after reports of forcing members to switch parties rent the

air; another crisis is brewing in Imo state House of Assembly as

members now wear party uniforms and logo to sittings. gathered that the faceoff among members was caused

by party differences rocking the House as members now adorn party

uniforms and logo showing solidarity to their political parties.

An aide to one of the members from Owerri Federal Constituency who

spoke on the condition of anonymity told our correspondent that all is

not well with the Assembly as members have been sharply divided across

party lines.
According to him, the APC members of the House are now used to

appearing with their mufflers hung on their neck while those who still

belong to APGA like Victor Ndunagu, Eudora Obiageli Igwe and Greg

Okemini are clad in cloths showing Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu,

Gov. Peter Obi and Victor Umeh. further gathered that situation has thrown the 27

member House into camps as some members have vowed never to defect to

the APC. Sources hinted that the last week expulsion of the member

representing Oru East state constituency from the House is not

unconnected with his refusal to cross over to the APC.

Okemini does not possess a certificate of return for INEC, but was

allegedly sworn in through a court order as his election to the House

is still a subject of litigation. Speaker of the House, Ben Uwajumogu

was said to have threatened him several times to defect to the APC and

be protected or have his seat declared vacant. Okemini's refusal to

play ball by defecting to the APC may have led to his seat being

declared vacant last week.
Gov. Rochas Okorocha is alleged to have mandated Uwajumogu and his

Chief of Staff, Jude Ejiogu to do everything possible to ensure that

APC garners the required majority in the House.