Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly Ugonna Ozurigbo has resigned from his position.
The May 15 resignation letter, addressed to the Speaker and members of the House, was received in the office of the Clerk yesterday.
Ozurigbo attributed his resignation to his new responsibility as a member-elect of the House of Representatives.
He was in March elected to represent Nwangele-Nkwerre-Isu-Njaba Federal constituency on the Platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The letter reads: “As you already know, I have been sent to another four years mission by my constituency, nay Imo state, to the Federal House of Representatives. This new task has come with its own challenges and expectations, especially the need to play key roles in the formation of the National Assembly leadership, and to strategically position and pursue the greater interests of Imo state, Southeast and Nigeria at the federal legislature. Currently, these will make my availability in Imo state irregular.
“Thus, for your efficiency and good of Imo people, I hereby resign as deputy speaker of Imo State House of Assembly (Eight Assembly), effective from the date written above.”