No fewer than eight aides of the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, have tendered their resignation letters as the 2019 elections approach.
Those who tendered their resignation letters were; Amosun’s Chief of Staff, Tolu Odebiyi, and the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Afolabi Afuape.
Others who resigned from their appointments were Special Assistants to the governor – Lanre Edun, Tola Banjo, Bolanle Gbeleyi, Muse Lamidi, Bayo Adeyemi, Sunday Bamiwola, Dewunmi Onanuga and Sola Arobieke.
The governor, in a statement by the Director of Administration and Supplies, Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration, Office of the Governor, Mr. Samuel Oluwasanmi, said he had accepted the notice of disengagement from all of them.
Odebiyi, in a statement he personally signed, said his resignation was to pursue his senatorial ambition.
However, Saturday PUNCH reliably gathered that Odebiyi reportedly disagreed with his former boss, who was said to have advised him to defect from the APC to the Allied People’s Movement.
Odebiyi was, however, advised to resign so as not to heat up the polity as many of the loyalists had defected to APM.
In the statement, Odebiyi expressed deep appreciation to Amosun for the opportunity given him to serve the people of the state.
Meanwhile, as the deadline by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the substitution of governorship, deputy governorship and state House of Assembly candidates ends tomorrow, Amosun and his loyalists may have perfected plans to defect to the APM.