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Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Resigns

Mr. Nsima Ekere

   Mr. Nsima Ekere

AKWA Ibom State Deputy Governor, Mr. Nsima Ekere, on Wednesday resigned his position with immediate effect and without official explanation.

His Chief Press Secretary, Inemesit Ina, in a statement, said Ekere resigned “on personal grounds” and declined to elaborate.

There were  speculations that Ekere’s resignation might not be unconnected with his governorship ambition. The Civil Liberties Organisation chairman in the state, Mr. Clifford Thomas, described Ekere’s resignation as a conspiracy. He added that Ekere had been nursing the ambition to contest the governorship of the state.

Chairman, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Linus Udofia, said the resignation of Ekere was not good for the government. He described Ekere as very quiet and intelligent, saying whatever forced him to resign would have been weighty.

He said, “It is not possible for Ekere to have resigned so early. There are indications that Ekere might have been tolerating something, which he felt there was no need putting up with it anymore. And this may lead to his resigning so early.

A source, who confided in PUNCH correspondent, stated that Akpabio starved Ekere of funds. He said:

“Ekere fell out with Akpabio because of his interest in running for the PDP’s governorship ticket in 2015 election. Akpabio prefers SSG, Okon Umana, for governorship ticket in 2015 to Ekere. This has led to a frosty relationship between the two. He might have resigned owing to frustration.”




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One comment

  1. Mr Clifford,how can one nursing a governorship ambition be termed a conspiracy? Any one has & reserves the right to nurse such ambition,not to mention a deputy.
    What I really don’t get is that,the deputy did not state any reason & people are busy speculating. Someone said he was starved of funds. What a joke. Will he be deprived of his salaries or the duties delegated to him?
    Pls,let him be. & if he so desires to run for the coveted seat,so be it. Its not meant for one person or a particular group.

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