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BREAKING NEWS: IMO DEPUTY SPEAKER RESIGNS A DAY AFTER LAWMAKERS SUSPENDED SPEAKER

2018_4large_mace11Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria;
The ongoing political drama and power tussle at the Imo state House of Assembly on Thursday took a new twist, as the deputy speaker, Ugonna Ozurigbo tendered his resignation letter.

 

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 which was sighted by our correspondent in Owerri on Thursday morning 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.

 
By Dominic C. Odoh

 
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