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Ex-Militant Resigns As Special Assistant From Governor Okowa's Administration In Delta

December 8, 2022

According to him, he resigned to further his career.


Alaowei Promise Lawuru, popularly known as 'Master Black', the Special Assistant on Security to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has resigned his appointment.

Lawuru is a former Niger Delta militant.

Lawuru, who hails from Ogbinbiri community in the Warri North Local Government Area of the state in his letter of resignation, signed and addressed to the state governor through the office of the Secretary to the State Government, said that his decision was purely personal.

According to him, he resigned to further his career.

His resignation letter obtained by SaharaReporters reads in part: “I write to resign my appointment as Special Assistant (Security) to the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa. My decision is taken out of personal conviction to further my career.

"I thank His Excellency, the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa for the opportunity given me to serve our Dear state as Special Assistant (Security). This opportunity in no doubt widens my horizon in the affairs of government. I also thank my political associates and friends for their support while on this special assignment. Yours Sincerely, Alaowei Promise Lawuru.”

The ex-warlord however admonished his supporters in the state and beyond not to see his resignation from Okowa's administration as resignation from politics.

He added that he is ever ready and prepared to “play politics of conscience with the fear of God."

Our correspondent, however, gathered that the former warlord might be joining the All Progressives Congress (APC) to assist its governorship candidate, Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, win his election in 2023.