Rivers PDP chairman resigns following Tinubu’s appointment

Rivers PDP chairman resigns following Tinubu’s appointment

Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Desmond Akawo has resigned from his position after being appointed as a member of the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Finance Commission (RMAFC) by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Mr Akawal’s resignation letter was dated November 22, 2023 and was addressed to the Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Ambassador Umar Damagun.

Mr Akawal said in the letter that his resignation was related to his appointment and that he had accepted the appointment to RMAFC after consulting with his family and party leaders.

“I have recently been appointed as the Federal Member to the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Finance Committee representing Rivers State,” the letter read.

“After consulting with my mentors and family, I have accepted this opportunity to serve my country. I consider this to be national service.”

He also expressed his gratitude to the PDP for giving him the opportunity to serve as the state party chairman from 2020 to 2023, handing over the responsibilities to Deputy Party Chairman Aaron Chukwuemeka.

“As a result, I have resigned from the position of Rivers State Party Chairman of our great political party, PDP, and have immediately handed over all duties to my deputy, Aaron Chukwuemeka, who has commenced action in my place.”

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead our great political party, PDP, at the state level from 2020 to 2023 and look forward to your support and support during my tenure. We are especially grateful for the support of national institutions.”

Prior to his appointment, Akawole was a former Nigerian ambassador to South Korea. He is the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory. Sole Administrator of the Greater Port Harcourt Development Authority. He is the CEO of the Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority and the Executive Director (Engineering and Technical Services) of the Nigerian Ports Authority.

In a statement announcing his appointment, Tinubu said Akawole would “bring his proven experience towards comprehensive reform of the process to make the most efficient and productive use of allocations to all three tiers of government in Nigeria.” “I am confident that this will be rolled out across the entire government hierarchy.” ”

Source: guardian.ng

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