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Breaking: Rivers Attorney General Resigns, Cites Interference

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In a shocking turn of events, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Rivers State, has tendered his resignation from the state executive council, citing interference. 

The announcement came through a widely circulated letter dated April 24, 2024.

OvertNews gathered that the resignation follows Tuesday’s cabinet reshuffle by the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara redeploying Adangor to the Ministry of Special Duties.

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In his letter, Adangor firmly rejected this redeployment, stating, “I hereby give you notice of my rejection of the said deployment and resignation from the Rivers State Executive Council with effect from 24th day of April, 2024.”

Adangor cited wilful interference from Governor Siminalayi Fubara as the primary reason for his departure.

According to the former Attorney General, the Governor had directed him not to defend, oppose, or appear in legal suits instituted against the Attorney General’s Office and the state government by individuals allegedly hired and sponsored by the Rivers State Government itself.

“It has become imperative for me to quit the administration in order to preserve my reputation,” Adangor explained, expressing his decision to step down after serving the state dutifully for five years.

The resignation has sent shockwaves through the political landscape of Rivers State, with many questioning the circumstances surrounding the Governor’s alleged interference and the motives behind Adangor’s redeployment.

Adangor wished the Fubara administration well, despite the tumultuous circumstances leading to his departure.

As the dust settles, legal experts and political analysts are closely monitoring the situation, anticipating potential ripple effects and scrutinizing the implications of this high-profile resignation on the state’s governance and legal proceedings.

The letter reads:

“My attention has been drawn to your letter dated 23rd April, 2024 and widely circulated on social media whereby I was “deployed to the Ministry of Special Duties (Governor’s Office).”

“Further to the referenced letter, I hereby give you notice of my rejection of the said deployment and resignation from the Rivers State Executive Council with effect from 24th day of April, 2024.

“I wish to state for the record, that I am no longer willing to continue to serve in the administration of His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, GSSRS, Governor of Rivers State, in any capacity whatsoever.

“It is important to mention that the Governor of Rivers State had in the past couple of weeks wilfully interfered with the performance of my duties as the Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Rivers State by directing me not to defend, oppose, or appear in suits instituted against the Honourable Attorney- General and the Government of Rivers State by persons admittedly hired and sponsored by the Government of Rivers State.

“That having served the Government and good people of Rivers State dutifully as member of the Rivers State Executive Council for the past five (5) years, it has become imperative for me to quit the administration in order to preserve my reputation.

“I wish the administration of His Excellency well.”

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