A’Ibom Gov sacks Commissioner for welcoming Akpabio

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Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has sacked the Commissioner for Labour, Productivity and Manpower Development and his Culture and Tourism counterpart, Victor Antai for receiving former governor of the state, Godswill Akpabio at the Ibom International Airport on Tuesday.

Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, said the two commissioners had to be removed from the state executive council for disloyalty to the governor.

Ibanga, who is a younger brother to Godswill Akpabio was sacked alongside Antai after receiving the former at the Ibom International Airport on Tuesday.

Akpabio flew into the state preparatory to his plan to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Udoh said the commissioners had to be removed from the state executive council following their “reluctance to comply with good governance processes.’’

“With the development, they have been mandated to handover to the Permanent Secretary in their respective ministries before close of work Yesterday, Wednesday August 8,’’ he said.

The commissioner said the duo showed complete disloyalty to Emmanuel and therefore could not continue to remain in the state executive.

On Tuesday, Akpabio tendered his resignation as the senate minority leader and has formally defected to APC.

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