Imo State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Ugonna Ozurigbo, has resigned from his position.
This is coming following yesterday’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.
Ozurigbo in the resignation letter dated May 15, and personally signed by him said he took the decision following his new responsibilities as a member-elect of the House of representatives.
The letter read, “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.”
Ozurigbo was in March, elected to represent Nwangele-Nkwerre-Isu-Njaba Federal constituency under the Platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).