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Gov. Ayade’s aide refuses to defect to APC, resigns

The Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Rt Hon. Barrister Mark Bukie Obi has tendered his resignation letter. 

In the letter dated June 7, 2021 and addressed to the Office of the Governor, Obi cited his unwillingness to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressive Congress with Ayade as reason for his resignation.

“Following recent happenings in the political alignment of the State Governor, I am persuaded to review my involvement in the current state administration,” the letter reads.

“Consequently, being a founding and subsisting member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Cross River State, I cannot in good conscience remain in my current appointment as Special Adviser.

“I hereby resign my appointment as Special Adviser effective immediately. I am grateful to Your Excellency for finding me worthy to serve the state in the said capacity. Nevertheless, I will continue to support the state and government in any way possible as a stakeholder and senior citizen. Please accept my best regards.”

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