More reasons have emerged why Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem resigned from Governor Udom Emanuel’s cabinet. Until his resignation on Tuesday night to contest as the National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Barr. Enoidem was the strongman in Udom’s cabinet and very influential, having served for more than nine years as commissioner.
It was gathered that Enoidem, believed to be Akpabio’s point man, is heading to the national executive of the party to check moves by the governor to plant his preferred person. Mr. Udo Ekpenyong, Udom’s man was to return to the national executive of the party.
However, Udo Ekpenyong is said to have issues with the former governor and returning to the party executive would be an affront.
The source said, “Akpabio fronted Barr. Enoidem as Legal Adviser to the party to deny Udo Ekpenyong the chance of returning there.
Aside the power tussle, Enoidem was among the commissioners inherited by Udom and are said to have been starved of funds to run their ministries. A source close to Enoidem said it was better to a have taken the right decisions of resigning rather than remain and grumble like others.
Many members of the state executive council, Special Assistant and Personal Assistants appointed by the governor have in recent times complained of cash crunch and are said to have gone into hiding whenever kinsmen they represent visit them.
The Sensor further gathered that many other commissioners would soon follow the path of Barr. Enoidem and resign even as the governor is said to be planning major cabinet shake-up.