Obaseki’s CoS Taiwo Akerele Resigns

  • We haven’t received official statement, says Edo government

Mr Taiwo Akerele, the Chief of Staff to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has resigned.

Vanguard reports on Saturday that his resignation was connected to the crisis between a former governor, now, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Obaseki.

Taiwo Akerele
Taiwo Akerele

Akerele in a letter on April 25, 2020, he resigned for “administrative and governance grounds”.

Akerele said; “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds.

“I am solid 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 the opportunity to go private as I part ways administratively with the government based on principles.

The Chief of Staff added “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.”

Meanwhile, Mr Osagie Crusoe, the Special Adviser to Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy said the government has not received an official missive from Akerele.

According to the statement Osagie said “In the past few hours, it emerged on social media that the Chief of Staff, Mr Taiwo Akerele, has resigned his appointment with the Edo State Government.

“While the governor has not received any formal communication to this effect, he believes that this is a personal decision of Mr Akerele.

“However, whenever the resignation letter gets to the governor, he would accept it, and he wishes Akerele all the best in his future endeavours.”

Several calls to Akerele was not answered at the time of filing this report.

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