Monday, 6 August 2018

Akwa Ibom, Kano deputy governors resigns as Onoifiok prepares to join Akpabio to APC

| 6th August 2018 | Ukorebi Esien

The Akwa Ibom state deputy governor, His Excellency, Mr. Moses F. Ekpo, MFR is reportedly said to have resigned from his position as the state deputy governor. TDN can confirm.

According to a government house source, Pa Moses' resignation will soon be made public as he is expected to join the Senate minority leader, senator Godswill Akpabio to defect to the All Progressive Congress this Wednesday 8th August 2018.

In a related development, the deputy governor of Kano state, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar MFR, D.Sc. tendered his resignation letter to his boss over the weekend.

The letter which is dated 4th of August 2018 and signed by the deputy governor has been received by the office of the governor.

Stating why he is relinquishing his position, Prof. Abubakar, said he and his boss are recently facing  persistent irreconcilable differences on matters relating to governance and government operations, personal opinions, and the concept of, and respect for democratic ideals and values. He went on to say that it will be unfair to his conscience and the good people of Kano and to the governor as head of government for him to continue to remain in his position as deputy governor of Kano state.

Recall that Prof. Hafiz had defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Pundits believes his resignation is an afterthought of the yet to be unleashed aftermath of his reaction.

In another development, unconfirmed reports has it that the speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke might be joining Senator Akpabio  for a potential move to the APC on Wednesday.

Ukorebi Esien blogs for TDN where he tells the Nigerian story, one article at a time.

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