Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state’s chief of staff, Taiwo Akerele has resigned his appointment.
The Nation reports on Saturday, April 25 that Akerele threw in the towel after accusing the governor of sidelining him in state matters.
Wothappen.com, however, notes that this was not included in the former chief of staff’s letter and could not be immediately verified.
Although Akerele stated clearly that he remained loyal to the governor’s dream of transforming the south-south state, he noted that it was time he watched from the sidelines.
In his resignation letter dated April 25, 2020, Akerele wrote: “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 the 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”
Akerele, an indigene of Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, was appointed chief of staff to the governor on November 14, 2016.
The state government has yet to respond to the resignation.