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The immediate Past Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Acho Ihim, has given reasons why he strangely dumped Governor Rochas Okorocha and his son in law, Uche Nwosu and switched allegiance to Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
Ihim also ran as Deputy Governorship candidate on the platform of Action Alliance, a party Uche Nwosu was governorship candidate.
He said “he is constrained by the numerous entreaties from well meaning Nigerians especially from Imolites in various exalted and lowly places, the clergy, the professionals, higher authorities,the artisans asking me to do whatever is humanly possible and divinely edifying to ensure that His Excellency, Rt Hon.Emeka Ihedioha concentrates on the task of leadership and governance without frivolous distractions from a band of heartless and selfish politicians in the state”.
He continued ” if the relinquishing of my Deputy Governorship aspiration will bring the required reprieve and succour to Imolites, I will gladly relinqusih it and completely bow out of all court processes incidental thereto”
Ihim said the governance of Imo State is not the exclusive preserve of one “nuclear family or the wicked exhibition of master emasculation strategies of the people and subsuming of their wishes for one man’s selfish financial or fianacial aggrandisement”
According to a statement on behalf by his Media Adviser, Marcel Ekwezuo, Ihim apparently referring to Uche Nwosu, said there is end to litigation.
Uche Nwosu is in court challenging the victory of Emeka Ihedioha in the 2019 governorship election in the State.
Ihim’s defection to the PDP is capable of weakening the chances of Nwosu’s legal challenge against Ihedioha.