Just In: Edo State Commissioner For Information, Paul Ohonbamu, Resigns


Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu, popularly known as Equity, has resigned from office.

In his letter of resignation adressed to Governor Godwin Obaseki and seen by ALEDEH News on Thursday, he said he decided to step aside for the “general good” and “pursuit of happiness” for Edo citizens.

Ohonbamu, who noted that the governor’s second term bid is “firm and surefooted”, thanked him for the opportunity to serve in his “purposeful and sophisticated administration.”

“I hereby tender my letter of resignation as a commissioner in Edo State to His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki this 4th day of June, 2020,” he wrote.

“Without setting a precedent, I have decided to step aside as a cabinet member and operate outside it for the general good of Edo State and pursuit of happiness for the citizens.

“I remain eternally grateful to His Excellency, the Governor for indulging me in his purposeful and sophisticated administration.

“I greet you sir and the ever loyal members of the state executive council. I am particularly delighted that His Excellency’s second term bid is firm and surefooted.

“Whether we shall meet again I know not, therefore our everlasting farewell take. If we do meet why we shall smile, if not it is true this parting was well made. Thank you sir.”

This is coming a little over a month after Taiwo Akerele resigned as Obaseki’s Chief of Staff on April 25, 2020.

Ohonbamu’s resignation also comes just two weeks to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Primaries in the state.

Senior Special Assistant on Anti-Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration, Solomon Okoduwa and Senior Special Assistant on Donor Agencies, Emmanuel Sule, had earlier resigned from the administration in April 2020.


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