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The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibe, has announced his resignation as the Speaker of the House.
This was disclosed on Monday during an emergency plenary session of the lawmakers at the state house of the assembly complex.
Ibe said his decision followed a broad consultation with family and political associates.
He also noted that his resignation as the Speaker of the House of Assembly was in the best interest of the All Progressives Congress, APC, political in Imo State.
However, he said he would continue to support 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.
Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has fumed against claims of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ideato federal constituency seat, Ikenga Ugochinyere who alleged the number of registered voters in the Independent National Commission (INEC) record at Omuma, ward of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, is inflated.
Levi Ekeh who is the Chairman of IPAC said this while reacting to the claims in a briefing in Owerri, noted that it was premature to make such allegation when INEC had yet to publish a cleaned-up voters’ register for public scrutiny.
Ekeh said INEC has introduced a lot of innovations to allay peoples’ fear that the forthcoming general election would not be business as usual.
The chairman added that such allegation as the one made by Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) can only become an issue when objections and complaints are not handled and treated by the commission within the period.