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River’s PDP chairman, Akawor resigns, after Tinubu’s appointment

"After consultation with my leaders and family, I have accepted this opportunity to serve our country which I consider a national service"

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The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Mr Desmond Akawor, has resigned following his appointment by President Bola Tinubu as a Federal Commissioner representing the state in the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, (RMAFC).

His resignation was contained in a letter, dated November 22, 2023, and addressed to the PDP Acting National Chairman, Ambassador Umaru Damagun, stating that he has “accepted this opportunity to serve our country, which I consider as a national service.”

In the letter which was made public on Friday, Akawor, said he has since handed over to his deputy, Aaron Chukwuemeka.

The letter reads: “I have recently been nominated for a Federal appointment to the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission as the Federal Commissioner representing Rivers State.

” After consultation with my leaders and family, I have accepted this opportunity to serve our country which I consider a national service.

“Consequently, I have resigned my position as the Rivers State party chairman of our great party- yhe PDP, and immediately handed over all duties to the Deputy Party Chairman, 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.

“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.”

Persecond News reports that Tinubu had on Thursday appointed Akawor a Federal Commissioner following the demise of the immediate past RMAFC Federal Commissioner from Rivers State, Asondu Temple, early November.

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