Imo state deputy speaker in the House of Assembly Ugonna Ozurigbo has resigned his appointment. He tendered his resignation letter on Thursday.
The deputy speaker’s resignation came 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.
The lawmakers who elected Chinedu Offor (Onuimo) the acting speaker and Lloyd Chukwuemeka (Owerri North) the new majority leader, said that the suspended two principal officers had engaged in unparliamentary conduct by escaping with the mace during the Wednesday’s plenary.
The resignation letter was dated May 15 but was received by the office of the Clark of the state House of Assembly on May 16.
The letter of resignation which Ozurigbo personally signed was addressed to the speaker and members of the state House of Assembly.
Ozurigbo in the eight paragraph letter of resignation stated that he was resigning to enable him to function well as a member-elect of the House of representatives.
He was in March declared the member-elect for Nwangele, Nkwerre, Isu, Njaba federal constituency of the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission on the Platform of the All Progressives Congress.
resignation letter partly reads, “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.”