The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Acho Ihim is at the receiving end of several backlashes from the general public, especially Imolites since his “I stand with Ugwumba 2019” placard appeared on the social media.
Each post of the picture showcasing Ihim with the Ugwumba 2019 sign post has left behind unpalatable responses from commentators who are mainly people of the State.
Ugwumba signifies Chief Uche Nwosu, the Chief of Staff to the Imo State government and son-in-law to the governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. Only recently, a meeting held at his Imo Assembly Speaker’s Lodge saw about 20 of the lawmakers drawn from the APC engage in the endorsement of Nwosu for governor come 2019.
The list of the names of those who endorsed Nwosu, who has Ugwumba title that connotes his campaign organization, includes Speaker Ihim, his Deputy, Ugonna Ozuruigbo and other 18 lawmakers.
Perhaps in further claims that the endorsement was not a fluke, Ihim now came up with “I stand with Ugwumba” signpost and it has flooded the blogsphere.
However, majority of those who commented not only rained abuses at the speaker for lacking the capacity to take charge of a State legislature that has now subjected itself to an appointees, but expressed reservation about the calibre of lawmakers elected to represent the constituents in present dispensation.
The comments copied from Facebook of a known social media activist and lawyer in Owerri, Imo State, Kissinger Ikeokwu with a caption “just lukat Speaker of Imo House of As “h” embly. If I was a member I better resign,” state as follows;