- Ugonna Ozuruigbo has resigned as the deputy speaker of Imo state House of Assembly
- The deputy speaker said he has been sent to another four years mission to federal House of Representatives by his constituency
The deputy speaker of Imo state House of Assembly, Ugonna Ozuruigbo, has resigned.
The lawmaker representing Nwangele state constituency on Thursday, May 16, sent in his resignation letter which was personally signed by him, Channels TV reports.
The letter was addressed to the speaker and members of the state House of Assembly.
Ozuruigbo, in the letter, said his reason for resigning was because he has just been elected as a member of national House of Representatives, in Abuja.
A part of his resignation letter read: “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,” the resignation letter read in part.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that members of the Imo House of Assembly on Wednesday, May 15, served an impeachment notice on the speaker of the house, Iheanacho Ihim, for alleged misconduct.
It was reported that the members have elected Chinedu Offor (AA), representing Onuimo constituency, as the acting speaker.
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