Still reeling from the resignation of three Commissioners and a Special Adviser on Monday, the Edo State Government has been thrown into further disarray with more resignations at the Edo State Post Primary Education Board.
The Chairman of the board, Pastor Rt. Hon. Gabriel Oiboh, and the First Member who is also the former Leader of Uhunmwode Local Government, Hon. Osanyemwere Osawe both announced their resignation on Tuesday morning and immediately declared support for the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
In his resignation letter, the Chairman, Pastor Rt. Hon. Gabriel Oiboh said his departure from the near-empty Obaseki government is due to the unfair pressure mounted on him by the Governor to leave his party, the All Progressives Congress, and join him in the PDP where Mr. Godwin Obaseki is struggling to warm himself to members of the local chapter who view him as an imposed candidate by the Abuja godfathers.
Pastor Rt. Hon. Gabriel Oiboh and Hon. Osanyemwere Osawe who were both appointed into the Education Board due to their academic pedigree and immense political followership have both publicly endorsed Pastor Ize-Iyamu and assured supporters of the APC of their readiness to ensure he emerges victorious at the polls on the 19th of September.
Governor Godwin Obaseki’s second-term bid is now hanging by a thread even as sources insist more people will desert him in the coming days.