Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has urged political appointees in his cabinet to resign from their various offices if they are planning to contest for a political office in 2023.
According to the governor, the appointees have the grace to till January 31, 2022, honorably resign from office.
This is coming as top workers in his cabinet have been positioning themselves to contest for Senators and House of Representatives members in 2023.
A statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the directive had “become expedient to avoid observed distractions and loss of focus in the discharge of their responsibilities.”
While noting that it is legitimate to have such ambitions, the governor, however, said he would not tolerate any activity that could undermine the mission of his administration.
“As an administration unwaveringly committed to delivering on its electoral promises, any activity that is capable of undermining the implementation of the Building Our Future Together Agenda of the Administration will not be tolerated,” Abiodun was quoted as saying.
The governor counseled that “those who cannot wait till the appropriate time for 2023 electioneering process should take their leave to pursue their ambitions.”
This, he said, should be done “without constituting a clog in the wheel of the implementation of government programs and activities.”