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Hours After Tinubu’s Appointment, Akawor Resigns As Rivers PDP Chairman

In a letter addressed to the Ag. National Chairman of PDP, Amb. Umar Damagum, Akawor, stated…

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Rivers State PDP Chairman, Desmond Akawor, has resigned his position following his nomination for a Federal appointment to the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC as the Federal Commissioner representing Rivers State.

VerseNews had earlier reported that Akawor, a loyalist of the current FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, was nominated by President Bola Tinubu.

In a letter addressed to the Ag. National Chairman of PDP, Amb. Umar Damagum, Akawor, stated inter-alia: “After consultation with my leaders and family, I have accepted this opportunity to serve our country, which I consider as a national service.

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“Consequently, I have resigned my position as the Rivers State Party Chairman of our great party- The PDP, and immediately handed over all duties to the Deputy Party Chairman-Hon. Aaron Chukwuemeka who has commenced action in this stead.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have steered the ship of our great Party, The PDP at the State level from 2020 to 2023, and especially grateful for your support and the support of the National body during my tenure.

“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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“I remain committed to the ideals of our Party always and will continue to be available to provide, steer and support for all party affairs whenever I am called upon.”

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