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Edo 2020: Obaseki’s Top Commissioner Resigns Days To APC Primary




Governor Godwin Obaseki’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu, has resigned his appointment.

He disclosed this in a letter addressed to the Edo State Governor.

Ohonbamu thanked Obaseki for the opportunity to serve the state, adding that his resignation was for the good of Edo State.

He said: “I hereby tender my letter of resignation as a commissioner in Edo State to His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, this 4th day of June, 2020.

“Without setting a precedent, I have decided to step aside as cabinet member and operate outside‎ it for the general good of Edo State and pursuit of happiness for the citizens”.

He thanked Gov Obaseki for indulging him in his purposeful and sophisticated administration.

Ohonbamu expressed delighted that the governor’s re-election bid was firm and surefooted.

Ohonbamu added: “Whether we shall meet again I know not. Therefore, our everlasting farewell take. If we do meet, while we shall smile, if not, it is true this parting was well made.”

It was gathered that the former Commissioner resigned for being sidelined, especially with Edo governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, taking over his duties, which he had endured for so long, but got fed up and he decided to quit.

Recall that Obaseki’s ex-Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, had on April 25, 2020, resigned for also being sidelined, in view of his clamour for reconciliation between Obaseki and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.