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The Rivers state Commissioner for Finance, Mr Isaac Kamalu, Wednesday, resigned his appointment as the feud between the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike and the state governor, Siminalayi Fubara deepens.

Mr Kamalu is the second commissioner to resign from Governor Fubara’s cabinet after the governor announced a slight cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday.

The first to resign was the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor.

In the cabinet reshuffle, the governor redeployed Kamalu to the Ministry of Employment Generation and Economic Empowerment while Adangor was redeployed to the Ministry of Special Duties.

Kamalu and Adangor are believed to be loyal to FCT minister, Mr Nyesom Wike, the immediate past governor of the state, who has been having a face-off with his successor, Governor Fubara over irreconcilable differences.

Kamalu, like Adangor, submitted his resignation letter to the Secretary to the State Government in which he said: “…regrettably, the peace in government that we, citizens and residents of the state desire, has remained out-of-reach.

“This has affected our ability to protect and defend the gains we made these past years. It is not the point of service that is important but the climate.

“Our present circumstance makes service delivery extremely challenging. In view of this, I find it difficult to accept the redeployment; I do not accept it; I reject it.’’

In his letter of resignation earlier on Wednesday, Adangor said: “I am no longer willing to continue to serve in the administration of Gov. Fubara in any capacity whatsoever.

“It is important to mention that the governor had in the past couple of weeks willfully interfered in the performance of my duties as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of the state.

“This, he has done by directing me not to defend, oppose or appear in suits instituted against the Attorney-General and the government of Rivers by persons admittedly hired and sponsored by the government of Rivers.’’

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