The Chief of Staff, CoS, to the Edo State governor Godwin Obaseki, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, has resigned his appointment.

It was reliably gathered that Akerele’s resignation is not unconnected with the lingering crisis between the governor and his predecessor, the All Progressives Cobgress, APC, National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

In his resignation letter, dated April 25, 2020, Akerele 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 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.”


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