Mark Obi, Governor Ben Ayade’s Special Adviser on Sustainable Development Goals, has resigned.
Obi stated in his resignation letter, which he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Calabar, that he “would not defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a founding member of the PDP” (APC).
“I am compelled to reconsider my role in the current state administration in light of recent events in the political alignment of the state governor. As a result, as a founding and active member of the PDP in Cross River, I am unable to continue in my position as Special Adviser on Sustainable Development Goals with good conscience. I am hereby resigning my position as Special Adviser, effective today.
I am grateful to Governor Ayade for believing that I am qualified to serve the state in this manner.
“However, as a stakeholder and senior citizen, I will continue to help the state and government in any way possible,” the letter stated.
According to NAN, Obi served in the Cross River House of Assembly from 1999 to 2007 as a member of the PDP’s Boki 2 State Constituency.