Akpabio resigns as Niger Delta Minister


Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio from his position to pursue his presidential ambition.

His resignation is line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that all ministers with political ambitions should resign on or before Monday, 16th May.

Akpabio’s Personal Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom, confirmed his resignation.

He said: “the Minister has resigned. He has submitted his resignation letter to the SGF. We are waiting for him at the ICC, where he is coming to submit his nomination form”.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Obong Godswill Akpabio was a former Two Term Governor of Anambra State as well as a Senator represnting the State in the National Assembly.

He was a former member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and defected to the ruling party in 2018 in his hometown in Akwa Ibom State.