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Setback for Governor Obaseki as Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, Quits


Mr. Taiwo Akerele, the Chief of Staff to Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has resigned his appointment and quit the government, in what emerged a setback for the administration.

Akerele revealed that his decision to part ways with the Edo State Government was based on principles.

His resignation is not unconnected with the lingering crisis between the Governor and the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Akerele, who was appointed on November 14, 2016, in his resignation letter dated April 25, 2020 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.

He added that, “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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