AMOSUN’S COMMISSIONER, OJUKO RESIGNS, OVER CHIEFTAINCY MATTERS

Ogun State Commisioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jide Ojuko has resigned his appointment from office, citing chieftaincy matters for his action.
This came barely thirteen days to the expiration of the second term tenure of the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun,
The Olota-in-Council had before Ojuko’s resignation urged the governor to prevail on the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo and the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Adegboyega Dosumu, from installing monarchs and village heads in territories considered to belong to Aworiland.
In his letter titled Resignation of Appointment, dated 14th May 2019, the commissioner, who hails from Ota, lamented Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s directive on an obaship issue in Ota, headquarters of Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state, which he said did not go down well with his people.
Ojuko is the leader of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Ogun West Senatorial District, and worked assidously for the success of the party during the last governorship election in the state.
In the 7-paragraph letter, which he personally signed and addressed to the governor through the Secretary to the Government, Ojuko said the directive ran against his conscience, the wish and yearnings of his people in Ota, hence his resignation..
The letter read: ” It pained me from the bottom of my heart to give a notice of my resignation to a boss I love so much. But by my appointment, I represent my people from Awori stock, my Local government and the entire state. After service,
“I will have no choice than 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 present capacity as the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, the ultimate therefore is that I shall become outcast among my peope. At my age, this is avoidable”he stated.

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