Breaking: Imo Deputy Speaker Resigns Amid Impeachment Scare

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The crisis rocking the Imo State House of Assembly few weeks to the end of its tenure deepened, Thursday, with the resignation of the Deputy Speaker, Ugonna Ozurigbo.

The resignation of the Deputy Speaker followed the Wednesday’s suspension of the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Acho Ihim and the Majority leader, Hon Lugard Osuji and subsequent issuance of impeachment notice to the Speaker.

Meanwhile, the resignation letter dated May 15, was received by the office of the Clerk of the state House of on May 16.

The letter of resignation which Ozurigbo personally signed was addressed to the Speaker and members of the state House of Assembly.

The Deputy Speaker in the eight paragraph letter attributed his resignation to his new responsibilities as a member-elect of the House of representatives.

He was in March, elected to represent Nwangele-Nkwerre-Isu-Njaba Federal constituency under the Platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The resignation letter read in part, “as you already know, I have been sent to another four years mission by my federal constituency, nay Imo state, at the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja”.

It continued, “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 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.”

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