Another commissioner in the cabinet of Governor Godwin Obaseki, Dame Omoua Oni-Okpaku, has resigned her appointment, just as the governor’s strong political ally, Peter Esele said that he would never follow his friend to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Dame Omoua Oni-Okpaku, who until now, was commissioner for environment and public utilities, tendered her resignation today, July 24. Her resignation came a few months after the commissioner for communication and orientation, Paul Ohonbamu, left office voluntarily.
Added to this, Governor Godwin Obaseki’s chief of staff, Taiwo Akerele, had resigned in April, 2020,
The latest report is coming at a time when the governor is seriously warming up for the forthcoming governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Added to the series of resignations being suffered by Obaseki’s government was the vow by his political ally, Esele saying that his resolve to remain in the APC was influenced by a desire to achieve common interest for the party, despite lending support to the governor in his time of crisis.
“As for me and my house, we’re going nowhere. I will not be leaving the APC. I have openly supported Mr Obaseki on the ground that the crises he was engaged in affected the party as a whole.
“My stand is for the collective and not for the individual. While he has chosen to move on, I will remain and carry on working with the collective.”