Soldiers, Police besiege Imo House of Assembly complex; Eugene Dibiagwu’s swearing in stalled again.

Imo Trumpeter reports that pandemonium, tension and chaos ruled the premises of Imo House of Assembly located at new Owerri today as the inauguration of the member representing Oguta State constituency, Hon Eugene Dibiagwu could not take place again for the second time.


Crowd of supporters mainly PDP supporters, friends and well wishers who trooped to the Assembly premises for the occasion were shocked to see stern looking security operatives, made up of soldiers, police and Civil Defense take over the complex. The gate of the Assembly complex was under lock and key as no one was allowed access into the premises.


The Speaker of Imo House of Assembly Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu who ought to have carried out the inauguration ceremony with the clerk of the House Barrister Chris Duru was no where to be found, so also members of the Assembly, except few of them who showed up, but had to disappear, after witnessing the charged atmosphere.

Earlier in a Radio announcement, Hon Dibiagwu through Chief Gideon Nweze, had invited the public to come and witness his inauguration as the member representing Oguta LGA at the Imo House of Assembly. This followed an aborted attempt to swear him in earlier, which was truncated through an injunction by an Owerri High Court.

After the invitation on Radio by Dibiagwu for his inauguration, a counter announcement came from the Imo House of Assembly Chairman on Information Committee, Hon Acho Ihim, informing of the postponing of Assembly plenary to Wednesday next week.

Despite the confusion caused by the announcements, the people of Oguta in their numbers stormed the Assembly with different types of masquerades displays, as early as 8am, to witness the elusive ceremony.

However, they were disappointed to be confronted by a team of stern looking security personnel, who barricaded the Assembly complex prompting Oguta people to head to the Government House, to register their complaints to the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha….

 Na wa o. 



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