Imo State Assembly Speaker Resigns After 48 hours


By David Olalekan.

The Imo State House of Assembly Speaker, Lawman Duruji, has resigned citing personal reasons.

Barely 48 hours after he assumed office following the resignation of the former Speaker, Acho Ihim, Mr Duruji stepped down yesterday.

Recall that Duruji on Tuesday, emerged the new Speaker after amassing 14 votes to beat his rival, Chinedu Ofor, who got 11 votes.

Duruji who spoke to newsmen yesterday, confirmed his resignation.

He said, “It is true. I have just reigned as the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

“I have tendered my resignation letter to the Clerk of the House, Chris Duru.

“I resigned on Thursday”, he added.

He maintained that he wasn’t coerced into stepping down, but decided to quit on his own volition.

“I did that on personal reason. I was not forced. I have my reason and it is personal”, he said.

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