EDO STATE STILL NOT AT PEACE WITH ITSELF: COS RESIGNS

The political imbroglio in Edo State is still lingering as Taiwo Akerele, the Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has resigned his appointment.

Akerele, an indigene of Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, announced his resignation today, Saturday.


Although Akerele stated that he resigned on the grounds of ‘principles’, it was gathered that Obaseki sidelined him in the day-to-day running of the state.

Akerele, who was appointed on November 14, 2016, in his resignation dated April 25, 2020, said: “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds.

“I am solidly with His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in his quest to transform Edo State. His mission and vision resonate with mine.

“This is all I have to say, I will like to be given opportunity to go private as I part ways administratively with the government, based on principles.

“I thank His Excellency for the opportunity given to me to serve in this capacity and also thanks to His Royal Majesty, Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, for his immense leadership and support during the period I served in this capacity. May his reign be long and peaceful. Amen”

The Governor is also at loggerheads with his benefactor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), who handed over to him.



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