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Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Denies Report Of Resignation, Defection

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Moses Ekpo, Debunks Report Of Defecting

Moses Ekpo, the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, has reacted to the news making rounds that he resigned from his office.

Recall that there has been report that the Deputy Governor resigned in solidarity with Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio‘s move to join the ruling All progressives Congress.

The Deputy Governor in a press release, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Ekikere Umoh, stated that his relationship with his boss, Governor Udom Emmanuel is perfect and there was no need for him to change party.

See the full statements below:

“The attention of the Office of the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State has been drawn to certain rumours and misrepresentations in a section of the media to the effect that the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Moses F. Ekpo, MFR, has resigned from office.

“The reports, particularly from the online community, further make allusions to the effect that the Deputy Governor has also defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Given the temperament of the times and the implications of such innuendos, we are constrained to categorically state as follows:

(i) There is no iota of truth in the story making the rounds.

(ii)The purported report is, therefore, nothing but a poorly concocted piece of a malicious hatchet job and a pack of lies, and should be appropriately ignored.

(iii)It is instructive to note that currently, His Excellency, the Deputy Governor is representing the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel as Special Guest of Honour at the 2018 International Convention of Ati Annang holding in New York, United States of America, and is yet to return to the state.

(iv) In his reaction to the rumour from New York on phone today, the Deputy Governor said “I have not resigned. I have no reason whatsoever to resign or jump ship from a government that is both responsive and performing optimally, while giving practical meaning to democratic dividends for the people of Akwa Ibom. I cannot, and will not jump ship”

(v) To that extent, he has called on Akwa Ibom people, both at home and in the Diaspora, as well as the PDP family in the state to remain resolute and committed to support the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, to take Akwa Ibom to the next level.

 
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