Amosun’s commissioner makes U-turn, withdraws resignation

Amosun’s commissioner makes U-turn, withdraws resignation


There was mild drama in Ogun State on Friday when the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs , Chief Jide Ojuko , said Governor Ibikunle Amosun had rejected his resignation letter which he tendered on Tuesday .

Ojuko had announced his resignation over the Obaship tussle in Aworiland in Ado- Odo / Ota local government area of the state .

The commissioner had in the resignation letter dated May 14 , 2019 and addressed to Amosun explained that the “recent directive ” of the Governor “on the issues of Obaship in some areas in Ota State Constituency runs against my conscience and yearnings of my people that I represent.”

The letter read in part, “It pained me from the bottom of my heart to give a notice of my resignation to a boss I love so much. By my appointment , I represent my people from Awori stock, my local government and the entire state . After service , I will have no choice but to go back home and settle down with my family and my people with total peace of mind .

“Recent events are making me to believe that this plan may not be feasible if I have to continue serving in my capacity as the honourable commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs . The ultimate, therefore, is that I shall become an outcast among my people . At my age , this is avoidable. ”

But , on Friday , the commissioner returned to his seat , saying the governor rejected his resignation and that the issues that prompted his resignation were being looked into . In a chat with newsmen on Friday , Ojuko described his resignation letter as a “love letter between two lovers . ”

He said , “The Ogun State Governor , Senator Ibikunle Amosun , has rejected the earlier sent letter of resignation which was circulated by the media .

“In view of this development, I am back at my desk and wish to place on record that the issues surrounding my earlier resignation are being looked into .

“Let me also clear the air that the content of the letter was being misinterpreted . While I appreciate my good people of Ota State Constituency for their understanding, I remain the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs till the end of this administration.”

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