A former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibeh has offered the reason why he resigned on Monday, September 19, 2022.
Ibeh, who represents Obowo Constituency said he threw in the towel to enable him to prosecute his third term bid.
Speaking at a banquet organized for his successor at Government House, Owerri on Thursday night, the ex-speaker said he needed time to prosecute his campaign as electioneering for the 2023 polls draws close.
The two-term lawmaker described his successor, Emeka Nduka as most fitting to occupy the speakership position now since he was not seeking reelection.
Earlier, the state governor, Hope Uzodimma emphasized the need for greater synergy among the three arms of government in the state.
Governor Uzodimma told the gathering that the coming together was a deliberate way of creating bonding for members of the three arms of government for greater productivity.
The governor said he deliberately brought the arms of the government together for them to “re-evaluate themselves and their performance in Imo politics and assess their successes and failures.
The governor said that the target of the party and its members is always to have a meeting point where they must agree and review their work and ensure they function efficiently.
Governor Uzodimma lauded the leadership and members of the Imo State House of Assembly as well as the leaders of the state who have been with him since 2020.
He reminded them that “democracy has come to stay and it will be better practised and consummated when the politicians, understand themselves better.”
According to him, as one political family they needed to operate as a network where people can identify and see them as those working together for a common interest and goal.
The governor told aggrieved members of the party, who for no fault of theirs or anybody, did not clinch ticket at the primaries, that “it is no longer fashionable to go about complaining,”.
He pleaded with them to “consider the sense of reasoning, forgive and forget and join hands to achieve the bigger target of winning the elections for the party.”
He said as governor he has been trying his best to put on ground some achievements needed by the candidates of the party to convince the people of Imo State and even the opposition to support and vote for them during election.