Amosun’s Commissioner Resigns
Bimbo Ashiru, the Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry has resigned his appointment from the cabinet of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State.
Although the content of the resignation letter which was submitted Friday is still shrouded in secrecy, the action might not be unconnected with the governorship ambition of the Commissioner.
Ashiru on Wednesday, emerged the consensus candidate of Ijebu/Remo axis of the state under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was picked by the Agenda Elders ahead of the former deputy governor, Segun Adesegun, Senators Adegbenga Kaka and Olorunmbe Mamora, and other five aspirants after they underwent screening before a four-man committee led by Olu Okuboyejo.
Ashiru’s decision to join the gubernatorial race, may not have gone down well with the governor, having earlier declared support for an Ogun West person to succeed him in 2019.
Ashiru was said to have rebuffed every persuasion by his colleagues to drop his ambition and simply told them “we shall meet on the field”.
He was also said to have boasted that as soon as he declares his governorship ambition, his backers will raise nothing less than N2b to prosecute his ambition.
Ashiru was appointed as Commissioner by Governor Amosun in 2011.
He was one of the longest serving commissioners in Governor Amosun’s cabinet
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