Members of the PDP in the Imo State House of Assembly have vowed to support the new governor of the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The lawmakers said doing that will be in the best interest of the state.
Bittertruth Media reports that Uzodinma was sworn in following the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
At the event, Chiji Collins, the speaker, the state legislature populated by the PDP will harmoniously work with the new administration. He described the victory of Uzodinma as victory of Imo people.
Collins who described Uzodinma’s emergence as a good development, said, “The members of the House of Assembly are all Imolites and we represent Imo people. So we have not come to fight anybody.
We are sons of daughters of Imo and we are representing them and so anything we will do will be in their best interest.” Uche Ogbuagu who represents Ikeduru state constituency expressed delight at Uzodinma’s emergence.
According to him, the coming of Uzodinma might be an opportunity to right some of the wrongs of Ihedioha’s administration. According to him, “To me it is a different scenario because the new deputy governor is my brother; he is from my constituency of Ikeduru and for the very first time in the history of Ikeduru that we are having a deputy governor.
“Apart from this, we all have one thing in common and this is the good and progress of all Imolites. Anybody God has chosen to be the governor of Imo state, I cannot fight that person. I am a product of providence and destiny and so I don’t fight destinies,” he said. But to another member, who preferred anonymity, said that the cooperation to be extended to Uzodinma depends on the steps he takes.
He said, “I would not like to comment yet because we are watching. We have a leader in the House and any step we will take will depend on the actions of the new governor to the state legislature.”
It may interest you to note that APC only has two out of the 27 members’ assembly; PDP has, Action Alliance (AA) has 8 members, others are of PDP and APGA.