Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry has resigned from the cabinet of Governor Ibikunle Amosun to pursue governorship ambition on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
PMNEWS gathered that Ashiru, one of the longest serving commissioners in the governor’s cabinet, resigned to contest the number one political seat in the state, having obtained APC nomination form which qualifies him as an aspirant for the governorship seat in the APC primaries that will be conducted on September 25, 2018.
Ashiru, who was reported to have helped facilitate over 320 manufacturing firms to the state as the commissioner for commerce and industry, submitted his resignation letter to the office of the Secretary to the State Government this morning.
The former commissioner, who hails from Ijebu-Ode in Ogun East senatorial district, confirmed the resignation on phone to our correspondent. He thanked the governor and entire people of Ogun state for allowing him to serve his fatherland as one of the commissioners deployed to one of the sensitive ministries in the state.
”Yes, I have tendered my resignation letter this morning to pursue my governorship ambition. You will recall that my people from Ijebu and Remo picked me as a consensus governorship candidate since last year. They also bought me an APC nomination form recently to contest for the seat.
“So, I must hear the clarion call from the good people of Ijebu-Remo to further serve my fatherland in higher capacity, and as a true son of my father and law-abiding citizen, I must quit my present office to be able to fully partake in the primaries as directed by our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I therefore expressed my appreciation to the governor and all the good people of Ogun state for allowing me to serve my fatherland meritoriously. I am looking forward to your usual support as I step forward for next move which is the governorship seat,” he told PMNEWS.