More Trouble as Speaker Collins Chiji, 21 others risk losing their seats in the State Assembly

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As the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Collins Chiji is currently embroiled in a battle to keep his seat, more problems may still be cropping up for him and other members of the State Assmebly, if the plot to remove Chiji and Gov Hope Uzodinma scales through.

Reliable sources have revealed, that there is a plot to recover the seats from most of the State Assembly members, who decamped from the parties they won their tickets in, to the APC after the Supreme Court verdict that installed Senator Hope Uzodinma as Govenror of Imo State.

It could be recalled that the APGA state Chairman Mr. John Iwuala, had stated that the party was concluding plans to approach the court, to recover their seats from the defecting Assembly members.

Information gathered by our investigative reporter, has it that APGA is not alone in the move to recover their seats from defecting members by other parties. A move had already been made against Eddy Obinna, we represents Aboh Mbaise, the home Local Government of Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha. He was reportedly saved through Uzodinma’s intervention in the matter. Reliable source has it that, should RAP succeed in unseating Hope Uzodinma, Eddy Obinna and others, who defected to the APC after the Supreme Court verdict, would most likely lose their seats.

If the move against Hope Uzodinma succeeds, and the subsequent move against the defecting Assembly members succeed, Imo State Assembly may be left with only six members while fresh elections may be conducted for the recovered seats.

Gov Hope Uzodinma and Speaker Collins Chiji, are not having the best of times politically, as their continued stay in power, is being threatened by impeachment threats and court threats.

RAP approached an Abuja High Court to interpret the Supreme Court judgment, handed down to Uche Nwosu, who was affirmed to be the candidate of both the APC and the AA, in the 2019 Primaries. That verdict invariable means Hope Uzodinma doesn’t belong to any party, and since the constitution has not yet made provision for independent candidacy, the chances of Hope Uzodinma suffering the same fate he put Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha through a few months ago, rises.

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