JUST IN: Chief Press Secretary to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, Resigns
Andrew Okungbowa, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State, has resigned from his position.
Okungbowa cited his dissatisfaction with how he was treated as the reason for his resignation.
Recall that Okungbowa was appointed Chief Press Secretary just five months ago, on July 25, 2023.
In a short three-paragraph letter, dated December 4, 2023, and addressed to Obaseki, he said: “I write to formally inform you of my resignation from my position as CPS to the governor, with immediate effect.
“I am most grateful for the privilege and opportunity to serve the governor and the state. Please, accept my kind felicitation.”
This newspaper gathered that what prompted CPS’s resignation was the fact that the governor rated much higher and treated quite better, social media influencers in Government House in Benin, which he described as unacceptable.
It was also gathered that several high-ranking officials of the Edo government attempted to intervene to avert the resignation, but the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) was determined to quit.
The governor was said to have 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 crucial September 21, 2024 guber election. The CPS reportedly said that he was later treated with disrespect.