The recent resignation of Barrister Chris Okorie as Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Electoral Matters has thrown politicians in the state into amazement.
Barrister Okorie tendered his resignation letter Wednesday to the Governor through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Sir Etekamba Umoren.
In the resignation letter, Barrister Okorie said, “Please recall that by letter with Ref No SSG/AKS/S/253/Vol.13/245 dated 1 December, 2015, I was appointed Special Assistant on Electoral Matters (Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District). Twenty (20) months down the road Your Excellency, I am yet to be assigned duties commiserate with my status and pedigree, nor provided with the basic work tools, not even an office space. Worst still, there is no hope that this situation will improve in the nearest future.”
“Therefore, Your Excellency, I do hereby resign my appointment as Special Assistant on Electoral Matter with effect from today, 28 June, 2017, to enable me channel my energy into other activities which I believe will ultimately be to the benefit of our beloved state,” the letter concluded.
Speculations have it that Barrister Okorie, a former Chairman of Etim Ekpo Local Government Council, may have decamped from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Party (APC) for proper utility and to gain favour.
To many, Barrister Okorie’s resignation is seen as a political setback to the Governor and the PDP in the state.
On whether or not he has crossed over to the APC, Barrister Okorie denied by saying he has not pitch his tent with the APC yet.