Thursday, 4 December 2014

Onabanjo’s daughter resigns from Amosun’s govt

In what appears to be almost a recurring decimal in Ogun State, another political appointee of Governor Ibikunle Amosun,   Ms. Olubukunola Onabanjo, has resigned her appointment.

She is the daughter of the late governor of the state, Chief Bisi Onabanjo. Before her resignation, she was the chairman of the Ogun State Teaching Service Commission.

In the letter of resignation dated November 18, and addressed to Amosun, she said the governor had accused her of having a ‘soft spot’ for a former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba.

The resignation took effect from December 1.

The letter read in part, “Whilst thanking your excellency for the opportunity given me to serve the good people of Ogun State, I wish to put the following on record for posterity."

“In spite of your excellency’s accusation that I have a ‘soft spot’ for Chief Olusegun Osoba, I wish to state that I have never undermined your office or the government of the state."

“I enjoy a warm, cordial, and healthy relationship (as every member of my family does) with Chief Olusegun Osoba. Your excellency will recall that I explained to you that the relationship between the Onabanjos and Osobas dates back to over 40 years. I make no apology for this relationship.”

She noted that one would gain nothing by sacrificing personal relationship for political gains and consideration.