The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibe has resigned.
Mr Ibe resigned on Monday during an emergency plenary session of the lawmakers at the state house of the assembly complex.
According to him, his decision comes after wide consultation with family and political associates.
Ibe stated that his resignation as the Speaker of the House of Assembly is also in the best interest of the All Progressives Congress (APC) political family in Imo State.
He, however, reiterated his continuous support to the APC in Imo State, the state government and the legislature.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Ehime Mbano state constituency, Emeka Nduka has been sworn in as the new Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.
Imo State gets four speakers in three years
The Imo State House of Assembly, Monday afternoon, removed its speaker, Kennedy Ibe.
The Asse. has also elected Emeka Nduka as its new speaker.
By Nduka’s election, the Imo State House of Assembly has now had four Speakers in three years.
Nduka, who represents the Ehime Mbano State Constituency, was immediately sworn-in by the Clerk of the Assembly, Chinelo Emeghara, and was congratulated by the Deputy Speaker, Amara Iwuanyanwu, the Majority Leader, Kanayo Onyemaechi of Owerri West, and ranking lawmaker, Ngozi Obiefule of Isu State Constituency.
Ibe, who represents the Obowo State constituency was elected as speaker in November 2021, after Paul Emezim was impeached as the speaker.
Ibe was on suspension when he was elected as the number one man of the legislature.
The member representing Ihitte Uboma state constituency, Onyemaechi Njoku, told our correspondent in a telephone conversation that the lawmakers would assist the new speaker to stabilise the Assembly.