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Rivers crisis: Wike loses as ally resigns, backs Gov. Fubara

The lawmaker, representing the Ward of Barr. Nyesom Wike, immediate past Governor of Rivers governor and now minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in Obio/Akpor Local Government in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Akor Prince Nna, has announced his resignation.




Nna also made known his decision to join the camp of Governor Siminalayi Fubara in the ongoing power tussle in the state.




Making this known in a letter addressed to the Executive Chairman, Obio/Akpor Legislative Council, Rumu Odomaya, Rivers State, Nna wrote: “Let me begin by thanking the leadership and good people of Ward 9 in particular, and Obio/Akpor Local Government area in general, for this great opportunity to serve as the leader of our dear Local Government Legislative Council.


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“Permit me to also thank His Excellency, Chief Bar E. N. Wike, for primarily giving me the opportunity to represent him as a councilor in his ward before ascending to the position of the Leader of the Legislative Council.




“Having said this, Mr. Chairman, may I most respectfully inform you that I have resigned my position as the Leader of Obio/Akpor Legislative Council and as a councilor representing the good people of Ward 9.




“This resignation stems from my personal conviction to align with the truth amidst the current political issues in Rivers State, coupled with the unwarranted intimidation, marginalisation, coercion, bullying, and arm-twisting from some Leaders of Obio/Akpor Local Government.


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“My Chairman, I want to align with the progressive minds to liberate and develop Rivers State in tune with the SIMplified Movement.“Let it be known that this resignation will not negate my earlier resolve to work in harmony with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s RENEWED HOPE agenda.




“I will support the State Government in any way to realize the dreams of Mr. President, as well as to establish and foster peace, development, and empowerment for the people of Rivers State.




“Once again, I remain grateful to the leadership and people of Ward 9. God bless the good people of Ward 9, God bless the good people of Obio/Akpor, and God bless our dear Party, the Peoples Democratic Party.”