Nigeria: Why I Resigned From Akeredolu's Govt - SSA

18 September 2020

Akure — The Senior Special Assistant SSA to governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Political Matters in the Southern Senatorial districts, Hon Andrew Ogunsakin, has given a reason why he resigned his appointment from the state government.

His resignation is coming barely 23 days to the governorship election in the state.

Ogunsakin according to a reliable source would be defecting to the Zenith Labour party tomorrow during the flag-off campaign of its governorship candidate, Hon Agboola Ajayi in Ore area of the state.

The former SSA in his letter dated 18th September to the governor said "the call of my constituents on me to join the train to actualise a common aspiration different from what is offered by your government and your party stands at the root of my decision to quit at this point.

Ogunsakin added that "being an appointee, this will necessarily conflict with the performance of my duty to you hence my resignation.

"l thank your Excellency for the opportunity afforded me to serve the good people of Ondo State as SSA, for the period I was in office.

Recall that Ogunsakin was a close political associate of the immediate past governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.

Ogunsakin was the Zenith Labour Party candidate for Okitipupa/Irele Federal constituency in the 2019 general election before he defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress and was appointed as SSA by Akeredolu.

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