Taiwo Akerele, the Chief of Staff to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has resigned his appointment.
Recall that Akerele threw in the towel after accusing the governor of sidelining him in state matters.
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.
Source gathered that Akerele resignation was not unconnected with the lingering crisis between the Governor and the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
In his resignation letter dated 25th April 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”
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.