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Governor David Nweze Umahi’s government has been hit with massive resignations especially from political appointees.
Benjamin Obaji, Technical Assistant, and Mr Amaechi Oken Senior Technical Assistant have all resigned from their appointments.
In the letters of resignation sighted Eastern Updates, Mr Oken said his monthly stipend was withheld over his refusal to join the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He, however, thanked Governor Umahi for finding him worthy for an appointment but noted that he will not join APC.
Another aide, Mr Obaji also noted that he has not been paid for months now but maintained that his resignation is not ‘politically inclined‘.
Recall that upon his defection, Umahi had said he moved to the ruling party, APC because of injustice meted out to the South-East by the PDP.
He said, ‘Let me clear the air and state that I never sort for the ticket of PDP Presidency and I will not. Whoever said that I moved to APC because they refused to zone the ticket to me is being very mischievous. Because even if PDP promises me, an individual a presidential ticket, how does it work?
‘It is expected that we’ll over 8000 delegates would elect the person and such promise can not happen without more than 10 or 20 people. People are being very mischievous but I tell you, there are a lot of prominent people from the South-East that can take the slot of PDP.
‘Why am I moving to APC?, some people said I was promised this and that but I tell you, there is no such discussion. APC never promised me any position, they never promised South-East any position, there was no such discussion, however, I offered this movement as a protest to the injustice being done to South-East by the PDP since 1998 till date.’
THE EASTERN UPDATES