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Edo 2020: Obaseki’s Commissioner, Joseph Ikpea Resigns



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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Wednesday lost another top member of his cabinet as his Commissioner for Minerals, Oil and Gas, Joseph Ikpea, resigned his appointment.

In a letter addressed to Governor Obaseki, and dated September 9, 2020, Ikpea said he resigned because he could not leave his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He thanked the governor for the opportunity to serve in the capacity of a commissioner.

The ex-commissioner cited reason of trust, respect and interest for his resignation.

According to him: “Politics is all about interest, trust and respect for one another, but I have never seen any of this till date, and I am also not sure of it even if I am there tomorrow.

“Moreover, the party that is known today as APC was brought to Esan South East by me and over 90 per cent of my supporters are APC members till date.

“So, it is difficult for me to leave the house that I built. Considering also that this administration didn’t recognise my leadership role.”

Ikpea promised to always be available to provide support to the government whenever called upon to do so.

Source: Naija News

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.