BREAKING: President Tinubu's New Appointee, Akawor, Resigns as Rivers PDP Chairman

BREAKING: President Tinubu's New Appointee, Akawor, Resigns as Rivers PDP Chairman

  • President Bola Tinubu's newly appointed commissioner for RMAFC from Rivers, Desmond Akawor, has resigned as PDP chairman in the state
  • Akawor has been the chairman of the PDP in Rivers state since 2020 before President Tinubu officially appointed him on Thursday
  • The former PDP chairman said he had handed over the affairs of the party in the state to his deputy with immediate effect

Port Harcourt, Rivers - Desmond Akawor, who was recently appointed by President Bola Tinubu, has resigned from his previous position as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers.

His resignation letter was seen by on Friday, November 24, a few hours after he was appointed as a federal commissioner representing the oil-rich state in the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

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Bola Tinubu/Desmond Akawor/PDP/Rivers/RMAFC
Tinubu's new appointee resigns as PDP chairman Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Desmond Akawor
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Rivers PDP chairman resigns

In the letter, which was addressed to Umaru Damagun, the acting national chairman of the PDP and dated November 22, 2023, Akawor disclosed that the reason for his action was in connection with President Tinubu's appointment.

The presidential nominee said he had handed over to Aaron Chukwuemeka, his deputy.

Akawor said he made consultations with his leaders and family before accepting the presidential appointment, which he considered a call to national service.

PDP chairman thanks Tinubu over appointment

He then expressed his appreciation to the PDP national body and for the opportunity he had to serve the opposition party between 2020 and 2023 in Rivers state.

The letter partly read:

“My family and I are extremely grateful to Mr. President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, for his consideration and for finding me worthy to serve in this capacity."

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According to a statement from President Tinubu's special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday, November 23, Akawor's appointment followed the unexpected departure of the immediate past Rivers state commissioner in the RMAFC, Asondu Temple, earlier in November.

Tinubu: "If you fail to insert my name in Guinness Book of Record, I will" earlier reported that President Tinubu has disclosed his ambition to ensure that his name made it to the famous Guinness Book of Records.

While bragging about his economic reforms as Governor of Lagos state, Tinubu said he had started doing the same as Nigeria's president and expressed optimism of success.

Tinubu said if he was not recognised to be mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records, he would strive to insert his name in the historical book.


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