A few hours after his appointment by President Bola Tinubu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Rivers State, Desmond Akawor has resigned as chairman of the party.
Akawor’s letter of resignation surfaced on Friday.
President Tinubu had on Friday, announced through his Spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the appointment of Akawor as the new Federal Commissioner representing Rivers State in the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
In a letter dated November 22, 2023, and addressed to the PDP acting National Chairman, Ambassador Umaru Damagun, Akawor noted that his resignation has a connection with his latest appointment.
According to him, he has since handed over to his deputy, Aaron Chukwuemeka.
The letter read, “I have recently been nominated for a Federal appointment to the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission as the Federal Commissioner representing Rivers State.
“After consultation with my leaders and family, I have accepted this opportunity to serve our country, which I consider a national service.
“Consequently, I have resigned my position as the Rivers State party chairman of our great party- the PDP and immediately handed over all duties to the Deputy Party Chairman, Aaron Chukwuemeka, who has commenced action in this stead.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to have steered the ship of our great party, the PDP at the state level from 2020 to 2023, and especially grateful for your support and the support of the national body during my tenure.
“My family and I are extremely grateful to Mr. President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, for his consideration and for finding me worthy to serve in this capacity.
“I remain committed to the ideals of our party always and will continue to be available to provide, steer, and support for all party affairs whenever I am called upon.”