About three weeks to the governorship election in Ondo State, a Commissioner with the Ondo State Oil Producing Commission (OSOPADEC), Chief Bisi Ilawole, on Wednesday, resigned his appointment with the state government.
Ilawole from Ilaje Local Government Area of the state subsequently dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the state.
In his letter addressed to the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, the former commissioner appreciated the governor for giving him the privilege to serve the state in the capacity of a Commissioner in the intervention agency.
The letter reads: “I, Chief Ilawole Adeleke Adebisi, hereby tender my resignation letter as a member of Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC).
“Sir, it is my profound gratitude for the rare privilege given to me under your administration to serve as a commissioner representing the good people of Ilaje Oil Producing communities.”
Also, a two-time Chairman and immediate boss of Irele Local Government, Hon Nicholas Akinbiola and Daisi Onetufo have dumped the ruling APC for ZLP with their supporters.
They hinged their reasons for joining the ZLP on their desire to join other politicians in the state to rescue it from the misrule of the APC-led government of Akeredolu.
Speaking after he received them at the ZLP Secretariat, the state Chairman, Dr Joseph Akinlaja, commended them for taking a bold step to join the party and assured that their interest would be taken care of.
The Deputy Governor and candidate of the ZLP, Hon Agboola Ajayi, assured them that free health would be restored if elected as governor.
Ajayi assured them of considerable reduction in school fee of the state-owned tertiary institutions if elected as governor of the state and launch of operation zero potholes on all roads in the state. (Tribune)
See Ilawole’s letter of resignation here: