There was mild drama in Ogun State on Friday when the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs , Chief Jide Ojuko , said Governor Ibikunle Amosun had rejected his resignation letter which he tendered on Tuesday.
Ojuko had announced his resignation over the Obaship tussle in Aworiland in Ado -Odo/ Ota local government area of the state .
The commissioner had in the resignation letter dated May 14, 2019 and addressed to Amosun explained that the “ recent directive ” of the Governor “ on the issues of Obaship in some areas in Ota State Constituency runs against my conscience and yearnings of my people that I represent. ”
The letter read in part, “ It pained me from the bottom of my heart to give a notice of my resignation to a boss I love so much .
By my appointment , I represent my people from Awori stock , my local government and the entire state .
After service, I will have no choice but to go back home and settle down with my family and my people with total peace of mind .
“ Recent events are making me to believe that this plan may not be feasible if I have to continue serving in my capacity as the honourable commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs .
The ultimate , therefore , is that I shall become an outcast among my people . At my age , this is avoidable . ”
But , on Friday, the commissioner returned to his seat, saying the governor rejected his resignation and that the issues that prompted his resignation were being looked into .
In a chat with newsmen on Friday, Ojuko described his resignation letter as a “love letter between two lovers . ”
He said , “ The Ogun State Governor , Senator Ibikunle Amosun , has rejected the earlier sent letter of resignation which was circulated by the media.
“ In view of this development , I am back at my desk and wish to place on record that the issues surrounding my earlier resignation are being looked into .
“ Let me also clear the air that the content of the letter was being misinterpreted.
While I appreciate my good people of Ota State Constituency for their understanding, I remain the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs till the end of this administration . ”
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