From Judex Okoro, Calabar
The Special Adviser to the Cross River State governor on Presidency and National Assembly Matters, Divine Amina Arong, has resigned her appointment.
She terminated her appointment with the government in a letter addressed to the governor through the office of the secretary to the state government, Tina Banku,Esq.
The letter made available to journalists in Calabar on Tuesday, and titled: “Letter of resignation as special Adviser to the governor of Cross River State on Presidency and National Assembly Matters”, was dated December 29, 2020.
The letter reads in part” I hereby tender my resignation as special Adviser to the governor of Cross River State on Presidency and National Assembly Matters from today, the 29th day of December 2020.
“The reason to resign from my position is personal.”
No official reasons has been given for her resignation and it is still unclear if the government will accept her resignation.
But sources close to her revealed that there has been no love lost between Governor Ben Ayade and Amina in recent times resulting from the outcome of some series of litigations between Ayade’s faction and Jarigeb Agom Jarigbe group.
Before now, Amina, the Deputy Treasurer of PDP, was said to have been the anchor lady for Ayade’s faction in the national secretariat of the party while the battle for the soul of PDP rages.
However, the bubble burst when the Governor and Amina had a misunderstanding over the handling of some issues affecting her schedule of duty and the outcome of waed, local government congresses and Cross northern senatorial by-election.