- With the Ondo governorship election approaching, Governor Akeredolu seems to be losing more of his cabinet members
- Bisi Ilawole, a commissioner with the Ondo State Oil Producing Commission (OSOPADEC) has resigned
- Ilawole also defected to the Zenith Labour Party after resigning his appointment
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Bisi Ilawole, a commissioner with the Ondo State Oil Producing Commission (OSOPADEC) has resigned from the administration of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu with less than three weeks to the state's governorship election.
In a report by Premium Times, Ilawole resigned his position on Tuesday, September 22, to join Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) with his supporters after dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The commissioner in his resignation letter addressed to Akeredolu, appreciated the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve the state in the capacity of a Commissioner in the intervention agency.
The letter reads in parts: “Sir, it is my profound gratitude for the rare privilege given to me under your administration to serve as a commissioner representing the good people of Ilaje Oil Producing Communities.”
Meanwhile, Nicholas Akinbiola, a two-time chairman of Irele local government, and Daisi Onetufo, a chieftain of APC, also defected to ZLP.
Recall that Andrew Ogunsakin, the senior special assistant on political matters for Ondo South resigned his appointment.
Ogunsakin cited political reasons in his resignation letter dated Friday, September 18. The former aide explained that the call to join the train to actualize an aspiration different from what Akereolu and the APC is offering is the reason for his decision.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Akeredolu called on his opponent, Eyitayo Jegede, to maintain peace during his campaign.
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The 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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