The Commissioner for climate and Forestry Donatus Etim has reportedly resigned his appointment with the state government.
His resignation follows the defection of Governor Ben Ayade into the All Progressives Congress APC.
The governor had a few days ago left the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for the ruling party.
Traditionally, when a governor defects to another party, some cabinet officials are expected to go with him while others might not.
According to sources, Governor Ayade has given an ultimatum to aides and cabinet members to either join him in APC or quit his administration.
But it appears, Mr. Etim is among those not interested in moving with the governor to the APC, but rather leave the government and remain in PDP
More to follow…