Chief Sunday Inyima, the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Water Resources, on Saturday dismissed reports of his resignation from Governor David Umahi’s cabinet, saying that he could not resign on Facebook.
The social media, especially Facebook, had been awash with reports of Inyima’s resignation occasioned by Umahi’s defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Inyima, a former Chairman of Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi and popularly known as ‘Agbalagba’ in the political circles, told newsmen that “I cannot recollect collecting my appointment letter from facebook or the radio station where I purportedly announced my resignation.”
“I instead collected my appointment letter from the governor through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and will follow such channel if I intend to resign,” he added.
The former Commissioner for Lands and Housing said he did not attend the last state Executive Council meeting because he was attending a World Bank regional water conference in Enugu.
“My absence possibly fuelled speculations of my resignation, but the trip to Enugu for the conference was approved by the governor.
“It is unfortunate that our people engage in gossip and backbiting and this was engineered by a particular political office holder from the area.
“The fake news of my resignation, however, showed me that I am still relevant and important and I am gratified over it,” he said.
He declared his support for the governor’s defection to the APC, noting that it signified a new dawn for the state.
“It is time to connect Ebonyi and the South East zone to the national ‘grid’ (centre) and make it available where things are shared to other states and zones.
“We are now operating on an electric high tension and Ebonyi and the South East zone are qualified to produce the president of the country.”