The re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has suffered a setback as the Commissioner for Minerals, Oil, and Gas, Joseph Ikpea, resigned from his cabinet on Wednesday.
In a letter dated September 9, 2020 and addressed to the governor, Ikpea said his resignation was with immediate effect.
He accused Governor Obaseki of not recognizing his leadership role in bringing the APC to Esan South East, adding that he is still a member of the party.
The letter partly read, “Politics is all about interest, trust, and respect for one another, but I have never seen any of this till date, and I am also not sure of it even if I remain there till tomorrow.
“Moreover, the party that is known today as APC was brought to Esan South East by me and over 90 per cent of my supporters are APC members till date.
“So, it is difficult for me to leave the house that I built. Considering also that this administration didn’t recognise my leadership role.”
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Ikpea’resignation is coming ten days to the September 19 governorship election in the state and months after twow commissioners resigned from the governor’s cabinet.
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