- There is a possibility that the Supreme Court's ruling in favour of Hope Uzodinma will create confusion in Imo state House of Assembly
- This is as some PDP lawmakers have started making moves to reach out to Uzodinma
- The lawmakers in the House were trying early enough to switch their loyalty to Uzodinma in order to secure favours from him
Just one day after the Supreme Court upturned the election victory of Governor Emeka Ihedioha, some principal lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have started making moves to reach out to Hope Uzodinma, a gubernatorial candidate recently declared winner of the poll.
There are reports that the PDP lawmakers in the state House of Assembly were trying to switch their loyalty to Uzodinma in order to secure favours from him, Vanguard reports.
However, Vanguard reports that another set of PDP lawmakers in the House have also begun moves to counter the switch of allegiance.
A source told journalists that the struggle is for who will stay or remain in the House after Uzodinma is sworn-in.
The source said: “The leadership is likely to be sustained but with minor changes. The changes is what is the problem. Who will go and the other person will stay.
“There is serious confusion. There is another move by another group saying that the current leadership must go and that they have enjoyed enough."
According to the source, factors like zoning, interest and the need to effect changes to strengthen the House will definitely be looked into, adding that the situation can create confusion in the state's legislature.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the PDP was at a loss concerning the ruling of the Supreme Court which, on Tuesday, January 14, dismissed the victory of Emeka Ihedioha, as governor of Imo state.
The party, in its official reaction to the judgement, which favoured Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), recalled how he came fourth at the poll and wondered how such a person could be declared winner.
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Describing it as another sad commentary on the nation’s democratic order, the party said Uzodimma "came fourth in the March 9, 2019 governorship election with just 96,458 votes" and that the PDP polled 276,404 votes.
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