Obaseki reacts to his Chief of Staff exit from office, says ‘your resignation is personal decision’

Obaseki reacts to his Chief of Staff exit from office, says ‘your resignation is personal decision’


*Ex- Chief of Staff, Akerele gives reasons for resignation

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has described the resignation of his elsewhile Chief of Staff, Mr Taiwo Akerele as his own personal decision.


In a statement by Mr Crusoe Osagie, the Media aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Saturday, stated that the Governor is yet to get official communication of Akerele’s resignation.

He added that he shall accept Akerele’s letter of resignation when he gets it.

In his resignation letter to the Governor dated April 25, 2020, Akerele said; “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds.


But, Mr Osagie in the statement 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”.

Meanwhile, Mr Taiwo Akerele, the elsewhile Chief of Staff to Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has advanced reasons for running in his resignation.

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“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”, he said.


TheNewspad had reported that
irreconcilable differences in principles and values with the All Progressives Congress (APC) led-government, made Akerele to quit, amid speculation that the Governor, has asked Akerele to reconsider his decision.

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