There seemed to be no end to the crisis rocking the Imo State House of Assembly as the new Speaker of the House, Lawman Duruji, who assumed duty on Tuesday resigned his position.
Duruji representing Ehime Mbano state constituency, told journalists that he resigned for personal reasons.
It would be recalled that the 5th Speaker of the House, Acho Ihim, resigned in a similar circumstance, while his deputy, Ugonna Ozuruigbo, also resigned to face his new duty in the House of Representatives.
Recall that 21 out of 27 lawmakers, in a rowdy plenary, suspended the Speaker and the majority leader, Lugard Osuji, over what was described as “conduct against the interest of the legislature.”
Confirming the Speaker’s resignation at that time, Ihim’s Chief Press Secretary, Marcel Ekwezuo said: “Yes, the Speaker has resigned. He tendered his resignation letter today, May 28.
“He is grateful to his colleagues and the people of Imo State for the opportunity to serve as the number three citizen of the state for four years now.”
However, another lawmaker pointed out that he resigned because of fear of being impeached.