By Micheal Eyibio
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, on Monday, resigned his appointment to contest the Akwa Ibom State governorship seat in 2023.
In an appreciation and resignation letter to President Buhari, Enang in his appreciative and resignation letter paid glowing tributes to the President for given him the opportunities to serve the nation in various capacities.
After a wide and deep consultation across the state and with every critical stakeholder, the frontline politician inexorably said… “And the time has come. 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 this honourable office, to pursue my gubernatorial electoral ambition and cause.”
Recall that Senator Ita Enang had served three terms in the House of Representatives from 1999-2011 before his election to the Senate.
“In August 2015, upon your inauguration, you graciously appointed me as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters – Senate and 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,’’ said Senator Enang who added that he will always be available, even from without ‘’to assist our government and party to finish well as your administration enters the critical bracing phase.” he said.