Aggrieved Imo PDP Lawmakers End Boycott, Resumes Sitting

By Buchi Iwuji

All members of Imo State House of Assembly, who are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) extraction have finally resumed sitting after two weeks of the boycott.

The PDP legislators are said not to be happy with the leadership of the House led by a new Speaker, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem, though, their grievances may have started with the ousted Speaker, Hon. Chiji Collins, who was unceremoniously impeached by majority of the House over various degrees of offences.

However, our correspondent reports that it was not yet clear whether the issues leading to their boycott from legislative duties have been addressed by the leadership of the House, as they only played observers role during yesterday’s plenary without making any contributions to motions and bills sponsored by their All Progressive Congress APC colleagues.

Their anger, it was observed, could be related to the reductions in their statutory allowances by the new Speaker, shortly after he assumed office late November, a move the opposition members as an affront on their loyalty, hence, their withdrawal from sitting.

Unfortunately, none of the six opposition members spoke to newsmen after the plenary, a move that simply means that all is not well.

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