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Barr. Paul Ohonbamu, the Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation has resigned his appointment.

The commissioner’s resignation was contained in a letter addressed to the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and made available to Focus Naija correspondents on Thursday.

The commission says he decided to step aside as a cabinet member and operate outside it for the general good of Edo State and pursuit of happiness for the citizens.”

His resignation is coming on the heels of the governor’s ex-Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele who towed the same path barely a month ago to signify a trend of high profile resignations from Obaseki’s Government.

Also alleged is a massive resignation of senior aides that includes serving commissioners ahead of the Edo 2020 election to register their displeasure, sources revealed from the Government House.

The latest resignation comes weeks to the Edo All Progressive Congress (APC) primaries, in which Obaseki is seeking to fly the party’s ticket in the September 19 governorship election.

The, governor, however, have top contenders to battle to clinch the APC ticket, including a former Secretary to State Government and Peoples Democratic Party 2016 governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Rumours are rife that the now resigned Commissioner had pledged loyalty to Adams Oshiomhole, Obaseki’s estranged godfather and national chairman of the APC. Both Obaseki and Oshiomhole have been at loggerheads for some time now.

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