Moses Ekpo, deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state, has debunked reports that he has resigned from office.
Ekikere Umoh, chief press secretary to the deputy governor who disclosed this to newsmen in Uyo described the purported report as malicious and misleading.
Vanguard reports that Ekpo while reacting to the rumour from New York on phone stressed that he has not resigned.
He was quoted to have said that he has no reason whatsoever to resign or jump ship from a government that is both responsive and performing optimally.
“The attention of the office of the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state has been drawn to certain rumours and misrepresentations in a section of the media to the effect that the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state, Moses Ekpo, (MFR) has resigned from office.
“The reports particularly from the online community further make allusions to the effect that the deputy governor has also defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Given the temperament of the times and the implications of such innuendos, we are constrained to categorically state that, there is no iota of truth in the story making the rounds.The purported report is therefore nothing but a poorly concocted piece of a malicious hatchet job and a pack of lies, and should be appropriately ignored.
“It is instructive to note that currently, His excellency, the deputy governor is representing the state governor, Udom Emmanuel as special guest of honour at the 2018 international convention of Ati Annang holding in New York, United States of America, and is yet to return to the state.”
The statement quoted the deputy governor as saying:
“I have not resigned. I have no reason whatsoever to resign or jump ship from a government that is both responsive and performing optimally, while giving practical meaning to democratic dividends for the people of Akwa Ibom. I cannot, and will not jump ship.”
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NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Pa Moses Ekpo, deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state had reportedly resigned, according to a story by News Agency of Nigeria.
The story, however negates the recent denial by the deputy governor.
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