The 9th Imo State House of Assembly kicked off with high level drama shortly after a new Speaker, Hon.Chiji Collins was elected.
Hon.Barr Okechukwu Onyekanma emerged Deputy Speaker of the House. Their nominations were unopposed.
This is just as the former Speaker of the 8th House of Assembly, Acho Ihim dumped the Action Alliance, AA for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Also Hon.Kennedy Ibe and Hon Lawman Duruji, all of the Action Alliance, AA also decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The new Speaker, Hon. Chiji Collins had joined the PDP from the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA.
This newspaper learnt that more decampees will join the Peoples Democratic Party in the days to come.