Defection: Akwa Ibom deputy governor denies resignation from office

The Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Moses Ekpo, has debunked the rumour making the round in the social media that he has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Ekikere Umoh, a copy which was obtained by our correspondent Monday in Uyo, Ekpo said there was also no iota of truth that he has resigned his position.

He described the story of his purported defection and subsequent resignation as “concocted piece of a malicious hatchet job and a pack of lies”, appealing that it should be appropriately ignored.

The statement revealed that the deputy governor was currently representing the governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel as a special guest of honour at the 2018 International Convention of Ati Annang holding in New York, United States of America and was yet to return to the
country.

The deputy is quoted in the statement to have said through a telephone from New York that, “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”

According to the statement, Moses has called on Akwa Ibom people, both at home and in the Diaspora, as well as the PDP family in the state to remain resolute and committed to support the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, to take Akwa Ibom to the next level.

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