– The Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Ugonna Ozuruigbo has resigned
– This comes after the speaker, Acho Ihim and the majority leader, Lugard Osuji, were impeached
According to a new report, the Imo State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Ugonna Ozuruigbo has resigned.
The report made it known that the lawmaker, who is representing Nwangele state constituency submitted his resignation letter on Thursday.
Another report disclosed that his resignation is coming less than 24 hours after 21 out of the 27 state lawmakers served impeachment notices on the speaker, Acho Ihim and the majority leader, Lugard Osuji, after suspending them.
Ozurigbo in his letter of resignation disclosed that he resigned to enable him to function well as a member-elect of the House of representatives.
He was declared member-elect for Nwangele, Nkwerre, Isu, Njaba federal constituency of the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC under the All Progressives Congress APC.
Below is an extract from the resignation letter submitted, “As you already know, I have been sent to another four years mission by my federal constituency in Imo state, at the federal House of Representatives, Abuja.”
“This new task has come with its own challenges and expectations, especially need to play key roles in the formation of the National Assembly leadership, and time to strategically position, to pursue the greater interests of Imo state, South East and Nigeria, at the federal legislature. Currently, these will make my availability in Imo state irregular.”
“Hence, I seek your undertaking as I either save the office of Imo state Deputy speaker by resigning or allow my new engagements to suffer the office of Imo state Deputy speaker by holding same tenaciously.”
“Thus, for your efficiency and the good of Imo people, I hereby resign as the Rt Hon. deputy speaker of Imo state House of Assembly (8th House), effective from the date written above.”