Desmond Akawor, the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, tendered his resignation, citing his recent nomination as the Federal Commissioner representing Rivers State in the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission.
The letter, dated November 22, 2023, addressed to the PDP’s acting National Chairman, Ambassador Umaru Damagun, clarified his decision to step down from his role, Hitvibz reports
Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to steer the state-level PDP ship from 2020 to 2023, Akawor highlighted his acceptance of the federal appointment as a form of national service after consultations with his family and leaders.
He promptly handed over responsibilities to his deputy, Aaron Chukwuemeka, signaling a smooth transition within the party.
In his resignation letter, Akawor stated,
“I remain committed to the ideals of our party always and will continue to be available to provide, steer, and support for all party affairs whenever I am called upon.”
This decision comes on the heels of President Bola Tinubu’s appointment of Akawor as the RMAFC Federal Commissioner, filling the vacancy left by the untimely passing of the previous commissioner, Asondu Temple, earlier in the month.
The appointment is pending confirmation by the Senate.
Before this federal appointment, Akawor held significant positions, including Nigeria’s Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Korea, Minister of State of the Federal Capital Territory, and roles within various government agencies.
Rivers State PDP Chairman Amb. Desmond Akawor resigns, picks President Tinubu’s Appointment as Federal Commissioner Representing Rivers State on the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). pic.twitter.com/f1ynW8muu5
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Desmond Akawor’s resignation marks a new chapter in both his political journey and the leadership landscape of the Rivers State PDP, ushering in a period of transition and potential reorganization within the party’s structure.