Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State,
Moses Ekpo , has debunked media reports that he has resigned from office and has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC ).
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Ekikere Umoh on Monday in Uyo, Ekpo described the purported report as malicious and misleading.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Office of the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State has been drawn to certain rumours and misrepresentations in a section of the media to the effect that the
Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Moses Ekpo (MFR) has resigned from office.
“The reports particularly from the online community further make allusions to the effect that the Deputy Governor has also defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Given the temperament of the times and the implications of such innuendos, we are constrained to categorically state that, there is no iota of truth in the story
making the rounds.The purported report is there fore nothing but a poorly concocted piece of a malicious hatchet job and a pack of lies, and should be appropriately
“It is instructive to note that currently, His Excellency, the Deputy Governor is representing the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel as Special Guest of Honour at the 2018 International Convention of Ati Annang holding in New York, United States of America, and is
yetto return to the state.”