The Imo State House of Assembly Speaker, Dr. Chiji Collins, on Saturday, has declared that 26 Legislators have decamped to the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the State.
Out of the 27 Lawmakers in the State House of Assembly, only the immediate past Deputy Speaker, Hon. Okey Onyekanma, is of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Addressing the APC supporters during a rally in support of Governor Hope Uzodinma, in Owerri, the Imo State capital, Chiji said that the Lawmakers are ready to partner with Uzodinma, to succeed; insisting that their defection is devoid of any inducement.
The Speaker said: “As at last night, we have 26 Lawmakers who have declared for APC, and by next week, I assure you that soon the 27 will all be for APC. Wait till the next plenary, when all of them will officially defect.
“We are ready to support the Governor, because he is ready to turn this State around.”
The Supreme Court had on January 14, 2020, declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the APC, as the duly elected Governor of Imo State; an action that ousted Chief Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from Office.
According to him, in the next six months under Uzodinma, “Imo State will be transformed, because he has direct connection with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“And we are going to partner fully with the government of Senator Hope Uzodinma”.