The immediate past speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibe, has revealed that he resigned as the speaker of the state legislature to enable him pursue his third term re-election bid.
Ibe spoke in a meeting with the state governor, Hope Uzodiinma, at the government house in Owerri, after the emergence of a new speaker, Emeka Nduka.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, disclosed that Ibe was grateful to his colleagues for the opportunity to preside over the assembly.
Ibe reigned on Monday, paving the way for the emergence of a new speaker.
The statement revealed that the meeting with the governor afforded the past speaker of the assembly, the opportunity to explain why he resigned from office.
Ibe, who represents Obowo State Constituency, at the state assembly said he needed time to pursue his campaign electioneering as the 2023 general election draws closer. Noting that his successor, Nduka…