Imo Assembly:18 Members Fail To Return,8 Re-Elected,1 Member Uncertain

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In what looks like a tsunami, 18 members of the current Imo State House of Assembly, will not be part of the 10th Assembly, expected to take off in June 2023.

Eight members, including some current principal officers of the outgoing 9th Assembly, sailed through to the incoming 10th Assembly.

Despite opposition parties condemnation of the conduct of the State Assembly election held on March 18, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared 26 candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winners of the polls.

The electoral umpire also declared that Ahiazu Mbaise state Assembly election, inconclusive.

The eight members re- elected to the House are Deputy Speaker, Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu (Nwangele), Majority Leader, Kanayo Onyemaechi (Owerri West), former Speaker, Kennedy Ibeh (Obowo), Ogbunikpe Chidiebere Samuel (Okigwe), Nwaneri Chigozie  Reginald (Oru East), Eddy Obinna (Aboh Mbaise), Dominic Ezerioha (Oru West) and Duru Johnson (Ideato South)

The category of those who will not return to the State Assembly include those who either lost return Nomination tickets in the APC, or secured tickets to vie for House of Reps seats but lost at the Party’s Primary, those who decamped to other political parties and those who did not seek to contest for any office.

Also in this category are candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the Labour Party, who failed to win re- election to the hallowed chambers.

They are: Innocent Egwim (Ideato North), Phillip Ejiogu (Owerri North, PDP), Okey Onyekanma (Mbaitoli, PDP), Frank Ugboma (Oguta, PDP), Solomon Anukam (Owerri Municipal, PDP), Hercules Okoro (Labour Party, Ohaji/Egbema), Blyden Amajirionwu (APC, Ngor Okpala LGA),  Crown Onyemaechi (APC, Ihitte Uboma),  Obinna Okwara (PDP, Nkwerre), Uju Onwudiwe (APC, Njaba),  Uche Ogbuagu ( Ikeduru, Labour Party, vied for Reps), Chiji Collins (APC, Isiala Mbano), Paul Emeziem (APC, Onuimo), Ekene Nnodimele (APC, Orsu), Anyadike Nwosu (PDP, Ezinihitte Mbaise), Paschal Okolie (APC,Orlu). Emeka Nduka (APC, Ehime Mbano), Ngozi Obiefule (APC, Isu)

Samuel Otuibe, current member representing Ahiazu Mbaise, (APC), will have to wait for fresh polls after INEC declared State Assembly election in the area inconclusive.

Some of the fresh members elected in Saturday Assembly polls are: Ugochukwu Obodo (Owerri Municipal), Uche Agabige (Orsu), Obinna Egu (Ngor Okpala), Nwosu Gilbert Chiedozie (Oguta), Innocent Ikpamezie (Mbaitoli), Ikenna Ihezuo (Orlu), Udeze Okechukwu( Ideato North), Chike Olemgbe( Ihitte Uboma), James Esile (Onuimo), Sam Osuji (Isiala Mbano), Kelechi Offurum (Owerri North), Chisom Ojukwu (Nkwerre), Emeka Ozurumba( Isu), Francis Osuoha (Ohaji/Egbema), Johnloe Iheoha (Ikeduru), Henry Agbasonu (Ezinihitte Mbaise), Bernard Ozoemelam (Ehime Mbano), Ozioma Ebonile (Njaba).

They are members of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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