The Secretary to the Ekiti State Government, Biodun Oyebanji, has resigned his position to contest in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Naija News understands that the SSG’s decision was coming hours after Governor Kayode Fayemi had asked his employees interested in political offices to tender their resignation letter ahead of time.
Acting on the Governor’s order, Oyebanji who is determined to race in the coming election, tendered his resignation from the incumbent cabinet.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ekiti State, Yinka Oyebode disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday.
The statement titled ‘Ekiti SSG Oyebanji Resigns From Cabinet’ which was dated December 3 read; “Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has accepted the resignation of Secretary to the State Government, Hon Biodun Oyebanji, from his cabinet.
“The resignation which was conveyed in a letter to the Governor, dated December 3, 2021, takes effect from Tuesday, December 7th.
“Oyebanji had cited his decision to contest the forthcoming governorship election in the State for his resignation as Secretary to the State Government.
“Governor Fayemi in accepting Oyebanji’s resignation thanked the former SSG for his remarkable contribution to the administration since inception in 2018 and wished him well in his future endeavours.”
In another news, a coalition of northern groups has backed the idea of the 2023 presidency in Nigeria getting zoned to the south-eastern part of the country.
According to the group known as the umbrella of Arewa Concerned Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria, it submitted that the presidency going to the southeast region will calm the agitations coming from that region including those coming from the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The spokesperson of the group, Abdulsalam Kazeem made the submission on Monday during a press conference where he argued that zoning the presidency to the southeast is the best option in the interest of equity, fairness, and justice.
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