The ongoing political drama and power tussle at theImo State House of Assembly took a newtwist Thursday, May 16, as the deputy speaker, Ugonna Ozurigbo tendered hisresignation letter.
The deputy speaker’s resignation came less than 24house after 21 out of the 27 state lawmakers served impeachment notices on thespeaker, AchoIhim and the majority leader, Lugard Osuji, after suspending them.
The lawmakers who elected Chinedu Offor (Onuimo) asthe acting speaker and Lloyd Chukwuemeka (Owerri North), the new majorityleader, said the two suspended principal officers had engaged inun-parliamentary conduct by escaping with the mace during Wednesday’s plenary.
The resignation letter which was sighted by Elombah correspondentin Owerri on Thursday morning, was dated May 15, but was received by the officeof the Clerk of the State House of Assembly on May 16.
The letter of resignation which Ozurigbo personallysigned was addressed to the speaker and members of the state House of Assembly.