2023: Ogun governor gives new directive to appointees with political ambition

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has given a new directive to his appointees who are interested in seeking elective offices in the 2023 elections.

The appointees with political ambition were directed by the governor to register their intention.

Saga Gist recalls that Abiodun had earlier asked ambitious appointees to resign their appointments on or before January 31, 2022.

But, none of the appointees has resigned to pursue any political aspirations.

In a letter on Tuesday, the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, said the appointees must register at a special desk created in his office.

It was learnt that the registration must be done before the close of work on Wednesday, March 2.

The letter with reference number, SSG/ADM. 22″/1, reads: “In compliance with the rules and regulations guiding political appointees and the provisions of Election Guidelines as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on 26th February, 2022, tagged “Timetable and Schedule of Activities for 2023 General Election”, please be informed that all political appointees in this administration aspiring for political offices should indicate their disposition by registering their intention at the Special Desk created in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government before close of work on Wednesday, 2 March, 2022.

“All aspirants are to await further directives on the way forward.

“Please comply with the content of this circular and give it the widest publicity it deserves.”

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