The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has resigned his appointment for the Akwa Ibom State Governorship race under the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Media, Senator Ita Enang Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation, UduakAbasi Ikpat and obtained by our correspondent in Uyo on Tuesday.
Enang while thanking President Buhari for the opportunity to serve under his administration two times, said it was necessary for him to serve his state (Akwa Ibom) as the governor hence the resignation.
He, however, promised to make himself available were needed to help the federal government and the party, APC, finish well.
According to the statement which read in parts, “I intend to Contest for the Governorship of Akwa Ibom State on the platform of our party, the APC for which I now seek nomination, having purchased and submitted the Nomination and Expression of Interest form.
‘’I hereby formally tender my resignation from office, to pursue Gubernatorial Electoral course.”
The statement giving background of Enang’s political sojourn added, “he had served three terms in the House of Representatives from 1999-2011 before his election into the Senate.
“In August 2015, Your Excellency graciously appointed me as the Senior Special Assistant to The President on National Assembly matters – Senate & Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly.
“I served in this capacity managing what turned out to be the toughest Executive – Legislative Liaison assignment in the Nation’s democratic History.
‘’I served beyond your first term into your second term, working with the Party Leadership to elect the current Senate presiding officers in accordance with the desire of the Party, managing the screening and clearance of your second term ministers among others, which has given your second Term administration greater stability and peace with the Legislature.
‘’You graciously re-appointed me as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs in August 2019, serving till date, which my family and I are eternally grateful.”