Zacchaeus Adangor resigns as attorney-general of Rivers


Zacchaeus Adangor has tendered his resignation as the attorney-general and commissioner of justice in Rivers state.


In a letter addressed to Siminalayi Fubara, governor of the state, Adangor said his resignation was “based purely on personal reasons”.


TheCable reports that sources close to Adangor disclosed that he resigned because of the “unconstitutional” presentation of the budget by the governor to five members of the house of assembly, as well as the demolition of the state house of assembly complex on Wednesday.


“I wish to thank your Excellency for the opportunity and privilege granted me to serve in your administration as a member of the cabinet. My family and I are indebted to your Excellency in gratitude,” the notice of resignation reads.


 “I wish your Excellency a successful tenure. Please accept the assurances of my highest regards always.”


Rivers state has been embroiled in a political crisis due to the rift between Fubara and Nyesom Wike, his predecessor and current minister of the federal capital territory (FCT).


Both men have been locked in a tussle over control of the political structure in the state.


On Monday, 25 lawmakers of the house of assembly defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).


On Wednesday, after the assembly complex was demolished by the state government, Edison Ehie, speaker of the Rivers assembly who is loyal to Fubara, declared the seats of the lawmakers who defected vacant.


Fubara thereafter presented the state’s N800 billion budget of ‘Renewed Hope, Consolidation and Continuity’, to five members of the assembly in government house.

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  1. Simi Fubara, do everything to save your mandate. Wike is not the owner of Rivers State.


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