Imo Assembly members give Speaker 24 hours to resign


By Chinonso Alozie

In its bid to completely take over the leadership of Imo State House of Assembly, the new ‘Speaker’s’ camp, led by Chinedu Offor yesterday, issued the embattled speaker, Acho Ihim, a 24-hour ultimatum to resign his position or face immediate impeachment.

Imo State House of Assembly

This came after the Deputy Speaker, Ugonna Uzuigbo reportedly resigned his position.

Vanguard learned that the latest move by the Deputy Speaker was to avert the looming impeachment process against all the principal officers of the Assembly.

However, Ihim has dismissed his deputy’s resignation, saying it was not in line with parliamentary procedures, adding that Uzuigbo has not presented his letter of resignation at the floor of the House as stipulated by the rules of the House.

He said: “As a principal officer, do you resign on the internet? If one wants to resign, it should be at the floor of the House.

“Up till now, none of them has communicated to me that he or she…

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