Political Ambition? 2 Commissioners of Prominent PDP Governor Resign

Political Ambition? 2 Commissioners of Prominent PDP Governor Resign

  • Two commissioners in Akwa Ibom state have resigned their appointments as members of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s cabinet
  • The state executive council members are Akan Okon, economic development and Ibom deep Seaport and Sunny Ibout, labour and manpower development
  • The two commissioners resigned to oppose the governor's endorsement of Umo Eno, who is also a member of the state executive council

No fewer than two commissioners in Akwa Ibom state have resigned their appointment to contest in the 2023 governorship election.

The Punch reports that Akan Okon, commissioner of economic development and Ibom deep sea port and Pastor Sunny Ibuot, commissioner for labour and manpower development resigned on the same day, Monday, March 14.

Governor Udom Emmanuel
Two commissioners have resigned from Governor Udom Emmanuel’s cabinet. Photo credit: UDOM Emmanuel
Source: Facebook

Okon in his resignation letter explained that his decision was necessitated by the need to focus on his governorship aspiration, Premium Times added.

Read also

BREAKING: Confusion as PDP lawmakers in Ebonyi Assembly resign, names released

He said:

Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through info@corp.legit.ng!

“It is my deep conviction that this is the best time to take a leave in order to focus on my aspiration for the 2023 Governorship election.”

The former commissioner thanked the governor for the honour and great privilege to serve the state, adding that he would remain grateful to him and God almighty for giving him the opportunity to serve.

2023: Akwa Ibom governor sacks chief of staff as crisis over succession deepens

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Emmanuel sacked Akparawa Ephraim Inyang-eyen, his chief of staff, over lack of total commitment to his duties as a senior aide.

Inyang-eyen's sack was announced in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekeuwem.

Ekeuwem on Tuesday, February 22, explained that the sack of the former commissioner for works with immediate effect became necessary due to his incompetence.

Read also

2023: Top APC politician declares ambition to contest Kaduna governorship election, Donates 59 cars

Governor Emmanuel unveils preferred successor

Meanwhile, the governor of Akwa Ibom state unveiled the commissioner for lands and water resources, Umo Eno, as his preferred successor ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Emmanuel unveiled Eno on Sunday night, January 30, during a meeting with some selected leaders in the state and interested aspirants for the governorship post, including National Assembly members.

The announcement ended months of speculations and tension in the state over Emmanuel’s preferred successor.

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel