Akeredolu’s senior aides resign, decamp to PDP

Two senior aides of the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, have resigned their appointments from the government, and decamped to Peoples Democratic Party.

They are Mr Benson Enikuomehin, who served as Senior Special Assistant, and Mr Akopebi Lubi, who was a Special Assistant to the governor.

Enikuomehin, was prior to the 2015 election, a member of PDP, but defected to All Progressives Congress in the wake of the crisis which engulfed PDP in the state at the time.

A statement by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Segun Ajiboye, on Tuesday said resignation of the aides would not any way affect fortunes of the party at the coming elections.

He said the governor had accepted the resignation of the two aides.

While denying that the duo left All Progressives Congress and the government due to the political mood in the state, Ajiboye said the aides and indeed everybody were free to join any political party or parties of their choice.

“It must be noted that the resignation and defection of the two former aides of the governor would not affect the chances of the President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC),” he said.

Ajiboye also used the opportunity to clarify an earlier rumour that cabinet members had resigned their positions.

“The two aides of the governor who resigned their appointment were not members of the state executive council,” he said.

“Governor Akeredolu wishes the two, success in their future endeavours.”


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