As the battle of who will become the speaker of the 8th Abia state House of Assembly gears up, former special Adviser to Governor Ikpeazu on Special duties and the member elect to represent Obingwa west state constituency in the Abia state house of Assembly Hon . Erondu Uchenna Erondu jr has been ruled out of the race, according to sources close to the incoming Administration, Those around the Governor elect and mostly the Isiala Ngwa Labour Party stakeholders says outright NO to his ambition of becoming speaker Abia 8th Assembly.
Their decision was also seen how some very close aides of the member elect for Isiala Ngwa North and south Federal constituency and the senator elect openly alleged owns Hon. Erondu jr many properties both in umuahia and outside, they went ahead to allege his ownership of a 5- twin Duplex at the popular ukaegbu estate in umuahia. The weekend wasn’t left out as they accuse him of being a guest to the efcc.
Former Chairman Aba south LGA Hon Emmanuel Emereuwa has been drafted by some stakeholders in the party, they see Emereuwa as a loyal person having served Local Government chairman and also command a lot of respect among the newly elected members on the platform of Labour party and PDP.
Over the weekend he met with the Hon Emeka Obioma at a hotel around the union bank area of Aba Owerri road, Obioma is going for the position of Deputy Speakership.
Destiny Akaraka remains a clear favorite as all signs indicate that he has the Blessing of the Governor elect Dr Alex Otti.
Solomon Akpulonu dreams and aspirations are gaining grounds everyday as the member representing Isiala Ngwa North and south in the federal House of Representatives and the Senator elect for Abia Central Hon Darlinghton Nwokocha is in the business of making his former colleague the speaker of the 8th Assembly, according to sources Hon Akpulonu has met Hon. Nwokocha on few occasions as they plan on how to approach the Governor elect.