Saraki’s aide resigns, to chair new political party

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By Tabiowo Ezrel

Abuja

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Youth and Student Matters, Barr Ikenga Ugochinyere, has resigned his job with immediate effect.
Ugochinyere, in a one page letter to Saraki, dated October 3, 2017, and made available to journalists in Abuja, yesterday, said his resignation was to enable him serve as the National Chairman of his newly formed political party.
He, however, did not give the identity of his new political party but said he decided to quit his job “because the legal and political implication of his new status, (national chairman of a new party)”.
The letter read: “Sequel to the recent issuance of certificate of registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to my newly formed political party and my emergence as the National Chairman, I wish to tender my resignation as your Special Assistant on Youths and Students Matters. This is because of the legal and political implication of the new status, as a result of which, I cannot discharge my function to you, Sir.”
The Imo state born youth leader, however, expressed gratitude to the Senate President for giving him the opportunity to serve in that capacity.


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