The Imo State Deputy Governor, Jude Agbaso has denied resigning from over allegation of bribery by a panel of the state house of assembly.
Mr Agbaso was reported to have resigned from office last week for allegedly receiving N458 million bribe from a contractor, Joseph Dina engaged by the state government to construct the Sam Mbakwe road in Owerri, the state capital.
The deputy governor said he has not received any notice of impeachment from the state house of assembly and has not resigned from office as reported by a section of the media.
Some local newspaper had on Saturday reported that Mr Agbaso has officially tendered his resignation letter as Deputy Governor of the state.
The Imo State House of Assembly had last week served an impeachment notice on the deputy governor who is said to have fallen out of favour with Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Recall that Governor Rochas was given the governorship ticket of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in 2011 after he was alleged to have paid off Martin Agbaso, the elder brother of the deputy governor who was the party’s flag- bearer in 2007 and was known to be the leaders of the party in Imo State.
Apart from paying heavily to buy APGA ticket from Mr Agbaso, Governor Rochas was made to accept to have Mr Agbaso’s younger brother, Jude as his deputy, a condition he accepted without hesitation. Political analysts had predicted then that the marriage with the Agbbasos would be very brief.