Rivers Attorney General resigns

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The Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacheaus Adangor, has resigned.

His resignation was communicated in a letter dated November 14, 2023, and addressed to Governor Sim Fubara.

He noted that his exit from office was based on personal principles.

“I hereby give Your Excellency Notice of my resignation as the Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Rivers State with effect from the date of this letter

“For the avoidance of doubt, my resignation from the said office is based on personal principles

“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 letter read in part.

Adangor was one of the cabinet members of former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, re-appointed by Fubara.

At the early stage of the crisis in the state, there were rumours that the former Attorney General, perceived as an ally of the now Minister of FCT had been sacked by the governor. However, that was denied by the state government.

The crisis in Rivers State assumed another dimension early on Wednesday when the state government demolished the state legislative chamber.

Justifying the demolition, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Joseph Johnson, in a statement on Wednesday, said the place was unsafe for human habitation because of the recent explosion and fire incident there.

The demolition of the chamber came as the four lawmakers loyal to the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, led by factional Speaker, Edison Ehie, held a plenary at the Government House, Port Harcourt, while the demolition was ongoing.

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On Monday, 27 members of the House elected on the Peoples Democratic Party platform defected to the All Progressives Congress and threatened to reject any request by the governor for approval.

The lawmakers in their letters written to the factional Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, and read on the floor of the House on Monday, stated that they defected because of the division in the party over the tussle for the position of the National Secretary.

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