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.

Chief Rochas Okorocha

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…

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