The Honorable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Ogun State and Sobaloju of Ota, Hon. Chief Jide Ojuko has resigned from Governor Amosun’s cabinet.
In a letter signed by the Commissioner and obtained by VOA News, the Resignation of Appointment letter dated 14th May 2019, Ojuko thanked Senator Ibikunle Amosun for the rare and golden opportunity given him to serve.
” 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”, Ojuko lamented.
The Commissioner affirmed that he would rather leave Amosun’s cabinet than allowing an Egba son become traditional rulers in Awori Ota State constituency condemning the act as a slap on the face of the Awori / Ota constituency where he represented.
It would be recalled that Oba Olufemi Sodehinde, an Egba indigene was installed as Olu of Iju Ota in 2018 amidst controversy, a situation where Ojuko vowed would not repeat itself.
Meanwhile, VOA News reliably gathered that the outgoing government of Senator Ibikunle Amosun has already perfected plans to install at least, 10 new Obas who are not indigenous to the Ota cum Awori in the Local Government area before the expiration of his tenure.
When VOA News correspondent contacted the Commissioner over his resignation, he did not pick his calls nor reply to messages left on his phone as at press time.