- Andrew Ogunsakin, the senior special assistant on political matters for Ondo south, has resigned from office
- Ogunsakin confirmed his resignation in a letter dated Friday, September 18
- The former aide to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu cited the call of his constituents to join a different train as his reason for quitting
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The political scenario ahead of the incoming governorship election in Ondo state took another twist as Andrew Ogunsakin, the senior special assistant on political matters for Ondo South resigned his appointment.
According to The Nation, Ogunsakin cited political reasons in his resignation letter dated Friday, September 18.
Ogunsakin explained that the call to join the train to actualize an aspiration different from what Akereolu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) is offering is the reason for his decision.
He said: “The call of my constituents on me to join the train to actualize 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.
“Being an appointee, this will necessarily conflict with the performance of my duty to you. Hence my resignation. I 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.”
Ogunsakin was said to be an ally of Agboola Ajayi, the Ondo state deputy governor who is the governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
It was gathered that the former aide is among the many political appointees influenced by Ajayi.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the deputy governor of Ondo state has accused his boss, Governor Akeredolu of frustrating his gubernatorial campaign.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Allen Sowore, the deputy governor said his party was denied access to using a government facility to flag off his campaign.
In a related development, Akeredolu has called on his opponent, Eyitayo Jegede, to maintain peace during his campaign ahead of the Ondo governorship election.
This warning from Governor Akeredolu came after some vehicles reportedly belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s candidate were destroyed by thugs in the Akoko Southwest local government area of the state.
In a message sent through Olabode Olatunde, the spokesman of the Akeredolu/Ayedatiwa Campaign Organisation, the governor warned Jegede to caution his supporters in his next rally.
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