Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu resigns


Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu, has resigned from Godwin Obaseki’s administration.

Ohonbamu, in his resignation letter, which was addressed to Obaseki, thanked him for the opportunity to serve the state.

He said: “I hereby tender my letter of resignation as a commissioner in Edo State to His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, this 4th day of June 2020.

“Without setting a precedent, I have decided to step aside as cabinet member and operate outside‎ it for the general good of Edo State and pursuit of happiness for the citizens”.

The former information commissioner, a lawyer, also expressed gratitude to Obaseki for indulging him in his purposeful and sophisticated administration.

He thanked the ever-loyal members of the Edo state executive council, stating that he was particularly delighted that the governor’s re-election bid was firm and surefooted.

Ohonbamu added: “Whether we shall meet again I know not. Therefore, our everlasting farewell take. If we do meet, while we shall smile if not, it is true this parting was well made.”

It was gathered that Ohonbamu resigned for being sidelined, especially with Edo governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, taking over his duties, which he had endured for so long, but got fed up and he decided to quit.

In recent months, there have been resignations from two of Obaseki’s cabinet members, Chief of Staff, Chief Taiwo Akerele, and his  Senior Special Assistant on Anti-Human Trafficking Issues, Solomon Okoduwa.