Lawman Duruji Resigns As Speaker, Imo House Of Assembly 48 Hours After

Hon Lawman Duruji on Thursday, resigned his position as Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Igbere TV reports.

This is coming just 48 hours after he assumed his new post as Speaker.

Igbere TV recalls that Duruji emerged Speaker on Tuesday, following the resignation of the former Speaker, Hon Acho Ihim.

Confirming his exit to newsmen in Owerri, Duruji said, “It is true. I have just resigned 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.”

When asked what prompted his sudden resignation, he said, “I did that on personal reason. I was not forced. I have my reason and it is personal.”

Igbere TV, however, gathered that Duruji, who has just won re-election for a second term, is seeking to emerge the substantive Speaker of the 9th Assembly. This must have prompted his decision to avoid legal issues.