Gov. Umahi Faces Mass Resignation Of Appointees As His Adventure To APC Becomes Real

By The Nigeria Voice

Following reports of impending defection of the Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that exposed him to political limelight to the All Progressives Congress (APC), many appointees of the state government have started resigning their positions. Many appointees and state house of assembly members are set to alienate from the governor who they see as pursuing personal agenda of 2023 'Igbo Presidency'. Some claim that he may be making the move to avoid contest with stronger PDP personalities like Peter Obi and others. However, the much publicised defection is unsettling to some Igbo APC bigwigs who are remotely working to deflate the inorganically blown defection.

In a letter addressed to the governor on Thursday, the Commissioner for Inter Governmental Affairs, Hon. Chief Lazarus Ogbee Nweru, resigned his appointment from the statement “for personal reasons”.

The resignation letter reads: “I wish to inform your Excellency that I have decided to resign my appointment as the Hon. Commissioner for Inter Governmental Affairs in the Ebonyi state government effective from today, Thursday, November 12, 2020.

“The reason for my resignation is personal as I thank Your Excellency for the opportunity given to me to serve as a commissioner in the state. I equally thank the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) family and my colleagues in the Executive Council for the cordial working relationship I enjoyed while in office as a commissioner.

“Please, be informed that the official car with chassis No. KMHJ3813DLU109706, Model-Hyundai Tucson Jeep, Colour-Metallic Ash and all other government property attached to my office are to be duly handed over to the Secretary to the State Government with immediate effect. May God Almignty bless you as we look ahead to a better Ebonyi state.”

Political watchers are of the opinion that more resignation should be expected from appointees of the governor in coming days, though many others have been pledging loyalty to the state government “while making consultations on their political future.”