The Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Okey Onyekanma, has resigned his place.
Onyekanma introduced his resignation in a letter learn by the Speaker of the House, Chiji Collins, throughout plenary on Tuesday on the legislative chamber of the Assembly Complex in Owerri, the state capital.
He knowledgeable his colleagues that he has additionally resigned because the Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business.
In the letter, Onyekanma defined that he took the choice to resign as a result of zoning association within the state.
According to him, the plan provides the seat of the deputy speaker to a lawmaker from the identical zone with the governor and contemplating the brand new management within the state, he isn’t from the identical zone with the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Meanwhile, 9 members of the House have introduced their defection from their respective political events to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmakers have been previously members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Action Alliance (AA), and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
They embrace Authur Egwim (from AA), Chyna Iwuanyanwu (from PDP), Chidiebere Ogbunikpa (from PDP), and Obinna Okwara (from AA).
Others are Paul Emeziem (from PDP), Ekene Nnodimele (from APGA), Johnson Duru (from AA), Ngozi Obiefule (from AA), and Heclus Okoro (from PDP).
One of the defected lawmakers, Nnodimele, had resigned his place because the Minority Leader within the House earlier than becoming a member of the ruling APC.
A majority of the lawmakers who defected to the APC blamed their choice on the political disaster of their former events.