– Says camp hope not giving them breathing space
Some lawmakers who had upon the emergence of Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo state albeit through the Supreme Court had hurriedly defected to APC, have lamented what they described as abandonment and breach of agreement by the Governor and his confidants.
One of the decamping lawmakers who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity disclosed that inspite of the assurances made to them by the governor, nothing is seen as benefit for leaving their various parties for the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The lawmaker mentioned in particular a court case which is of great concern to them. According to him, when they first reported the case to the Governor, he assured them that he was going to assist with funds to enable them pursue the matter but expressed bitterness that uptil now, neither the governor nor his attorney general has cared to know “what about 12 of us are going through”.
It will be recalled that someone whom he discribed as meddlesome interloper had dragged all the twelve (12) lawmakers to court for dumping their parties to other parties. The said matter has been on, uptil the covid-19 lockdown which slowed down the pace of it.
Another lawmaker who spoke to this reporter stated that his colleagues like himself are stranded. “We do not know whether to go back to our original party or remain in APC where Camp Hope people are not giving us any breathing space. They take decisions in our various LGAs without referencing us. Some of them have even declared war against our political structures for the reasons best known to them”.
Speaking further, the lawmaker expressed more anger on the way and manner the local government Interim Management committee chairmen disregard them, “forgetting that we are elected and remain the party leaders in our various local government areas with mandate of our people”,he regretted.
However, political pundits who were consulted on the issues expressed disappointment with the lawmakers who they accused of supporting the suspension of elected Chairmen and Councilors even with the Supreme Court outlawing such actions as null, void and of no effect, adding that what the lawmakers sowed, they must reap.