Resignation rumor ahead of 2023 elections: Ogun state chief of staff, others still on duty

The Ogun State Government has dispelled rumor going round that, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Shuaibu  Salisu; and the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, as well as over 35 political appointees  have resigned to contest for elections.

Penpushing reports a source from the Oke-Mosan Governor’s office, who does not want his name in the print said, most of the people mentioned reported at their offices on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

“While those with ambitions are free to resign and pursue their dreams, no one from that list being paraded on the social media has overtly or surreptitiously resigned their appointments” an authoritative source at the Governor’s Office confirmed on Tuesday’, the source said

Penpushing further reports that, some notable officials rumoured to have resigned include: Tunji Akinosi, Commissioner for Forestry; Afolabi Afuape, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo, Special Adviser on Women Affairs; Dapo Okubadejo, Commissioner for Finance/Economic Adviser to the Governor; and Jagunmolu Omoniyi, Commissioner for Housing

The source, however, emphasized that, contrary to the speculations, the Chief of Staff, the Governor’s Chief Economic Adviser, Dapo Okubadejo, Commissioner for Forestry, Tunji Akinosi and his counterparts in Investment, Trade and Industry, Mrs Kikekomo Longe as at the time of filing this reports were said to be in a meeting with some foreign investors at the Governor’s Conference Room.

Penpushing also reports that, the source added that   it was learnt that a follow-up meeting has been scheduled to hold as soon as the Governor returns from his trip in Abuja, admitting that while it is true that some people may have political ambitions, it is preposterous to insinuate that 37people resigned when they didn’t.

The source, said no doubt about earlier directive  from the Governor requiring political appointees wishing to run for political offices in the 2023 general elections to notify the Secretary to the State Government, they were not asked to tender their resignation.

‘Government will not be drawn into any needless controversies on individual politicians ambitions. We have a job to do and we will not be distracted by liars from the pit of hell whose interest is patently divisive, retrogressive and anti-people”, the top government official said.

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