After defecting from the PDP to the APC, Governor Ayade’s Special Adviser on Sustainable Development Goals resigns.
Mark Obi, Governor Ben Ayade’s Special Adviser on Sustainable Development Goals, has resigned from his position.
Obi, who represented Boki 2 State Constituency in the Cross River House of Assembly under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between 1999 and 2007, said in his resignation letter, which he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Calabar, that “as a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he would not defect to the All Progressives Congress” (APC).
“In light of recent developments in the state governor’s political affiliation, I’ve decided to reconsider my involvement in the current administration.
“As a result, as a founder and active member of the PDP in Cross River, I am unable to continue in my position as Special Adviser on Sustainable Development Goals with good conscience.
“I am hereby resigning my position as Special Advisor effective immediately. I am grateful to Governor Ayade for believing that I am qualified to serve the state in this manner.
“However, as a stakeholder and senior citizen, I will continue to help the state and government in any way possible,” the letter stated.
This comes only days after Governor Ben Ayade switched from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) (PDP).
“We need to join hands with President buhari in his commitment to improving the fortunes of the country,” Ayade stated during the defection two weeks ago.
“I need all governors to support and understand my choice to join the APC in the same way.
“We must continue to cooperate with the president for Nigeria’s future and unity. To save Nigeria, we must all sit at the same table with Mr. President.
“I must return Cross River to the center to improve her fortunes.”
“As a result, I formally declare myself a member and head of the APC in the state of Cross River.”