By Abiodun OBA
No fewer than 10 members of the cabinet of Governors Siminalayi Fubara made up of commissioners and Special advisers have turned in their resignation letters as on Friday morning.
Some sources claimed that the commissioners and special advisers resigned in solidarity with and on the instruction of Wike.
Some of the Commissioners were in the cabinet of Wike but were reappointed and allocated the portfolios they had held under Wike by Fubara.
However, their gale of resignations began yesterday morning with a letter from Prof. Zacchaeus Adaongor, Rivers Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice indicating that he is quitting the Fubara cabinet.
Letters of resignation of others later emerged on the social media platforms.
They cited several reasons ranging from “personal principles, other commitments and conscience” for their decisions to dump the Fubara cabinet.
- Prof. Zacchaeus Adaongor, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, same position for Eight years under Wike.
2)Dr. Dax Kelly George Alabo, Commissioner for Works, was also in the same Ministry under Wike.
3)Dr. Jacobson Nbina resigns his appointment as the Honorable Commissioner for Transport Rivers State with immediate effect.
4)Engr. Charles Amadi, Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs.
5)Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, Special Duties,was Eight years Chief Staff to Nyesom Wike as Governor.
6) Barr. (Mrs) Inime Aguma, Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, was Commissioner for Women Affairs under Wike.
7)Isaac Kamalu, Commissioner for Finance same position under Wike.
Chima Aguma, S.A, Aviation
8)Prof Prince Chinedu Mmom (Hon. Commissioner of Education) was the same Ministry under Wike.
9) Hon. Nwafor Uchechukwu, Commissioner for Energy.
10 Marshall Obuzor, S.A New Media.
11) Gift O. Worlu PhD (Hon. Commissioner of Housing).
The gale of resignations is believed to be a fallout of the ongoing struggle for political control in Rivers between Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike who is now the Minister of FCT.
There are also speculations that the gale of resignation from the Fubara cabinet will continue because the FCT Minister has asked his loyalists in Fubara’s cabinet to quit and move to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This followed the defection of 27 lawmakers loyal to Wike in Rivers House of Assembly from PDP to APC on Monday.