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UPDATED: Four More Commissioners Resign Amid Wike-Fubara Rift

In what appears to be an indication of a worsening crisis in Rivers State, the number of commissioners that have resigned from Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s cabinet has risen to four.

They are the Commissioner for Works and staunch loyalist of former Governor Nyesom Wike, Dr George-Kelly Alabo; the Commissioner for Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Mrs Inime Chinwenwo-Aguma; Commissioner for Finance, Isaac Kamalu; Commissioner for Special Duties, Emeka Woke.

Their resignation came hours after the state Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Prof Zacchaeus Adangor, resigned his position earlier on Thursday.

In the letter dated December 14 and addressed to the governor through the Secretary to the State Government, Alabo, who served as Wike’s Works Commissioner, said he resigned based on the dictates of his conscience.

In the letter titled, ‘Resignation as Honourable Commissioner For Works, Rivers State, he wrote, “My decision to resign is anchored on my conscience, personal philosophy, and professional ethics. This decision was taken after deep introspection.”

In their respective letters, they thanked the governor for the opportunity to serve.

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