Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has reacted to the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele.
POLITICS NIGERIA had reported that Akerele resigned from his position on Friday, saying that he was leaving his position based on principles.
He added that he was still in support of the governor’s drive to transform the state.
“I am solidly with His excellency Mr Godwin Obaseki in his quest to transform Edo state. His mission and vision resonate with mine. This is all I have to say, I will like to be given the opportunity to go private as I part ways administratively with the government based on principles.”
However, in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA by the media aide to the governor, Crusoe Osagie, said Akerele has not sent his resignation letter to governor Obaseki.
Osagie added that the governor only knew about the resignation on social media, adding that the governor Obaseki has also not received any letter or communication from Akerele.
He noted that whenever the governor receives the resignation letter, he would accept it. He, however, wishes Akerele all the best in his future endeavours.
He said: “In the past few hours, it emerged on social media that the Chief of Staff, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, has resigned his appointment with the Edo State Government.
“While the governor has not received any formal communication to this effect, he believes that this is a personal decision of Mr. Akerele.
“However, whenever the resignation letter gets to the governor, he would accept it, and he wishes Akerele all the best in his future endeavours.”