Moses Ekpo,Akwa Ibom Deputy Gov Debunks Resignation Report

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Mr Moses Ekpo, A/Ibom Deputy Gov.
Mr Moses Ekpo, A/Ibom Deputy Gov.

Deputy  governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Moses Ekpo has debunked reports making the rounds in a section of the media that he has resigned from office.
A statement Monday in Uyo by Mr. Ekikere Umoh, by Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor made available to newsmen described the purported report as malicious and misleading.


However Ekpo while reacting to the rumour from New York on phone Monday, stressed that he has not resigned, adding that he has no reason whatsoever to resign or jump ship from a government that is both responsive and performing optimally.
He therefore, called on Akwa Ibom people, both home and in the Diaspora, as well as the PDP family in the state to remain resolute and committed to support Udom Emmanuel, to take the state to the next level.
The statement reads, “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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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 added that Ekpo while reactingto the rumour from New York on phone yesterday, said “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”

Credit: Vanguard.