By Emmanuel Adeleke
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has given all political office holders seeking elective positions in the 2023 general elections 48-hour ultimatum to resign from their offices.
In a memo signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Oladunni Odu, the governor gave the appointees till April 14 to resign.
Those expected to resign from their offices include commissioners, special advisers, board members and others.
It was gathered that some of the appointees have resigned, while others were yet to turn in their resignation letters.
The memo, dated April 11, and addressed to all political appointees in the state, read: “As you are aware, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has signed the amended Electoral Bill into law and the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has released guidelines on the conduct of the general elections, thereby, signalling the commencement of intense political activities both at the Federal and State levels.
“Consequently, and in line with the provision of section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act, 2022, political and public office holders desirous of participating in the political process either as a contestant for elective positions or as delegates should resign their appointments on or before Thursday, 14th April 2022.
“This is for your information and strict compliance.”