Rivers Commissioner Rejects Fubara's Fresh Appointment, Gives Reason

Rivers Commissioner Rejects Fubara's Fresh Appointment, Gives Reason

  • Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state has suffered a significant blow as Zacchaeus Adangor tendered his resignation barely 24 hours after he was redeployed
  • Adangor was the commissioner for justice and attorney general of the state, but the governor redeployed him to the ministry of special duties at the governor's office
  • In his resignation letter, the commissioner, considered a loyalist of ex-governor Nyesom Wike, alleged that Fubara recently obstructed him in the performance of his duties

Port Harcourt, Rivers - There is fresh tension in Rivers state as Governor Siminalayi Fubara's commissioner for justice and the state attorney general, Zacchaeus Adangor, tendered his resignation to the office of the secretary to the state government.

In a resignation sighted by Legit.ng, the former commissioner alleged that the governor has been obstructing and preventing him from performing his duty by directing him "not to defend, oppose, or appear against the suit instituted" against the state.

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Rivers' commissioner for justice and attorney general of the state resigns
Rivers commissioner loyal to Wike resigns Photo Credit: Zacchaeus Adangor, Siminalayi Fubara
Source: Twitter

Fubara redeploys two commissioners

Adangor, recently redeployed by the governor to the office of special duties at the governor's office, rejected the redeployment and announced he resigned to "defend his integrity and preserve his reputation".

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Fubara had redeployed Adangor and commissioner for finance, Isaac Kamalu, to the ministry of employment generation and economic empowerment on Tuesday, April 23.

The governor also ordered that the affected commissioners immediately hand over to their permanent secretaries as their redeployment was with immediate effects.

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However, Adangor alleged that the governor hired and sponsored persons who instituted suits against his office and the government of Rivers state and Fubara directed him not to defend, oppose or appear in the suit.

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Adangor said:

“Having dutifully served the government and good people of Rivers State as a member of the Rivers State executive council for five years, it has become imperative for me to quit the administration to preserve my reputation. I wish the administration of His Excellency well.”

The former commissioner was one of the loyalists in Fubara's cabinet, which included former governor Nyesom Wike. Fubara and Wike disagreed for six months after the former got into power.

Below is his resignation letter:

Wike, other G5 reunite in Abuja

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nyesom Wike, the FCT minister, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and other members of the G5 group reunited in a video.

The group met after the PDP NEC resolved to extend the tenure of Umar Damagum, the party's acting chairman.

Some Nigerians have reacted to the video, recalling how lots of rumours about the group were debunked.

Source: Legit.ng

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