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Chiji Collins.

The Former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, has totally shown himself not worthy to hold any political office, be it a Counselor, nor a representative of the people as he is so holding right now.

Mr. Chiji Collins, who represents the people of Isiala Mbano in the house of assembly, was seen angrily throwing away a table of cola-nuts when a constituent of his protested about his inability to person as a legislator.

The constituent had complained that Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins has not performed since he went to the house of assembly; therefore, they didn’t want him to return or come out for any elective office again.

This statement by the constituent really got the very massive Chiji Collins, who stood up to interrupt him and when the constituent refused to be interrupted, he furiously got hold of the table, and poured everything on it, including the table itself down.

Imagine that this man was Speaker, controlling adults as also members of the House of Assembly and maybe, bullying them to do his bidding, if he could behave this way to those on whose mandate he rose to stardom?

One would wonder why he has a very unstable personality, jumping from one available ship to another, just to win an election from these same people he has degraded like this in public.

History has it that he was a member of the All Progressive Congress, APC from Isiala Mbano State Constituency, where he contested election in 2015, narrowly lost to one Mrs. Joy Mbawuike of the PDP, but the result was withheld for a rerun.

Luckily for him, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, who lost the PDP Governorship primaries to Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, out of anger, jettisoned PDP and pitched tent with Governor Rochas Okorocha for the Imo 2015 Governorship re-run election, which Okorocha later won.

Therefore, when the Isiala Mbano Constituency re-run election came up, Araraume literally adopted the APC candidate, Chiji Collins, and he was stream rolled into Imo House of Assembly “just like that” according to information reaching us.

Chiji Collins was in the House as APC member until 2019, when Senator Araraume moved to All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA, to execute the 2019 Imo Governorship. Chiji had no option but to join his mentor and principal in APGA.

As APGA and Araraume cleared Okigwe Zone in the election, Chiji Collins also benefited in the victory of Okigwe Zone, facilitated by Araraume, but when Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha won the Governorship, Chiji Collins was among the first legislators of APGA and APC extractions that joined PDP and the Ihedioha regime.

Meanwhile, because of Imo political zoning and power balancing, with the Governorship in Owerri zone, and the Deputy Governor from Orlu zone, the Speakership position went to Okigwe Zone.

So, this brought about his being made Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

Chiji had to dump his mentor, Araraume and party, APGA, for the allure of Power.

When Ihedioha was removed from office, Chiji Collins, without blinking an eye, jumped over to APC to retain his Seat as the Speaker.

Having exposed himself as having more loyalty to his position, than ideology and representation, Speaker Chiji Collins literally became an Aide of Governor Hope Uzodinma, instead of acting like a Head of the Legislative arm of Government.

So, as 2023 is around the corner, Rt. Chiji Collins should count his blessings, as God has tried for him, especially after this disgraceful outing with his constituents, he may never get the opportunity again.


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