Obaseki’s CPS resigns five months after appointment

Godwin Obaseki Edo

Andrew Okungbowa, chief press secretary (CPS) of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has resigned.

This comes just five months after Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Osarodion Ogie announced his appointment.

In a three-paragraph letter dated December 4, 2023, and addressed to Obaseki, Okungbowa cited his dissatisfaction with the way he was treated as the reason for his resignation.

The CPS, who was appointed on July 25, 2023, said: “I write to formally inform you of my resignation from my position as CPS to the governor, with immediate effect.

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“I am most grateful for the privilege and opportunity to serve the governor and the state. Please, accept my kind felicitation.”

The Nation reports that Okungbowa was unhappy that Obaseki allegedly rated social media influencers in the Government House in Benin higher than him.

Okungbowa was quoted as saying Obaseki met with him in Lagos and requested that he join his media team to support his special adviser on media projects, Crusoe Osagie, in preparation for the September 21, 2024 governorship election.