Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor has resigned as the Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria.
Gatekeepers News reports that Adangor, in a letter addressed to the governor of the State, Siminalayi Fubara, said his resignation was “based purely on personal reasons.”
However, sources close to Adangor said he resigned because of the “unconstitutional” presentation of the N800bn 2024 Appropriation Bill by the governor to five members of the State House of Assembly, as well as the demolition of the state House of Assembly complex on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Fubara, on Thursday, signed the Appropriation bill into law.
The resignation notice read, “I wish to thank Your Excellency for the opportunity and privilege granted me to serve in your administration as a member of the cabinet. My family and I are indebted to your Excellency in gratitude.
“I wish your Excellency a successful tenure. Please accept the assurances of my highest regards always.”
Adangor was appointed attorney-general of Rivers in 2018 under Nyesom Wike, immediate past governor of the state.
Meanwhile, Rivers has been embroiled in a political crisis due to the rift between Fubara and Wike, his predecessor and current minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Both men have been locked in a tussle for the political structure of the state.