The Akwa Ibom governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the March 2 general elections, Nsima Ekere, has disassociate himself from a letter in circulation purported to be his letter of resignation as the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
In a statement, Ekere advised the public to ignore the fake resignation letter being circulated by enemies of progress.
In the said letter, Ekere was said to had advised the presidency not to appoint another MD for the commission from Akwa Ibom state, since the zone has served for four years.
Ekere said this is a tissue of lies as he did not make such suggestion.
Ekere, last week after 26 months in the saddle, resigned as the MD of NDDC. The resignation took effect from January 25.
A statement by Utibe Ukim, Special Assistant Communication to Ekere, said the resignation was to enable him focus energies on his electioneering campaign.
Ekere held a valedictory management meeting before departing, where he thanked the President for the opportunity given him to serve the region and thanked the management and staff of the Commission for the support and cooperation extended to him during his tenure.
“There is a time for everything and today is the time for my departure. I urge you to continue with the single-minded commitment to transforming the Niger Delta Region and bringing development to the people and communities across the nine states.
“I am moving on the serve my state and if elected, I will continue to push ahead with the change and transformation agenda of President Muhammed Buhari’s administration.”
Ekere’s tenure began with the launch of his strategic roadmap, the 4R strategy for the Commission. Under the programme, his administration focused 70 percent of its budget on completing ongoing projects and initiated several strategic interventions in infrastructure and human development initiatives.
*The authentic letter above