Edo state’s commissioner for information and orientation, Paul Ohonbamu has resigned few weeks to the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Ohonbonu said in his letter that he sent in his resignation letter in order to “operate outside” the cabinet.
The letter reads in part;
“I hereby tender my letter of resignation as a commissioner in Edo to His Excellency, Mr Godwin Obaseki this June 4, 2020.
“Without setting a precedent, I have decided to step aside as cabinet member and operate outside for the general good of Edo and pursuit of happiness for the citizens.
“I am particularly delighted that His Exellency’s second term bid is firm and sure-footed.
“Whether we shall meet again I know not, therefore our everlasting farewell take. If we do meet why we shall smile, if not it is true this parting was well made.”
Ohonbonu has now been replaced with Stewart Efe, the public relations officer of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Uselu, Benin city.
Governor Obaseki who is currently battling to secure a second term ticket, has been enmeshed in party face-off with a faction loyal to the national chairman of the APC Adams Oshiomhole and also believed to be backing Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the candidate of the party in the governorship election holding in few months.