James Sowole in Akure
Less than one week after the Ondo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) resigned from the cabinet of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to join the governorship race, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prince Bamiduro Dada, yesterday resigned for the same purpose.
Dada’s resignation brings to three the number of commissioners who so afr resigned from the cabinet of Mimiko to contest for the state governorship ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that would be decided on August 22.
Prior to Jegede’s resignation, the Commissioner for Environment, Chief Sola Ebiseni had quitted the Mimiko’s cabinet.
In his letter, Dada thanked Mimiko for the opportunity to serve the people of the state in various capacities in the past seven years including Special Adviser on Political Matter and later Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
“It is noteworthy that God has really used you to enable me put my God-given virtues into the discharge of my duties at the Due-Process Department, Political Matters and eventually as a commissioner.
“Words are not enough to express how grateful I am for the role you have played in my life. It is my prayers that it shall be well with you and your household now and forever,” Dada said.
Speaking to his supporters who came to congratulate him for a successful tenure, Dada assured them that he would defeat other aspirants to clinch the ticket of the party.
Dada, who said he is closer to Mimiko than any of the aspirants said he has been at the corridor of power in the state since 1999, the experience he would use in the run-up to the party primary.