Obaseki's CPS Resigns Citing Discontent, Preferential Treatment  - The Top Society

Obaseki’s CPS Resigns Citing Discontent, Preferential Treatment 

Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State

Andrew Okungbowa, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has tendered his resignation, effective immediately.

The announcement came through a resignation letter dated December 4, 2023, addressed to Governor Obaseki.

Okungbowa expressed his dissatisfaction with the treatment he had received over the past five months, stating that he decided to resign due to unhappiness with his role. The resignation follows his appointment on July 25, 2023, as announced by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie.

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According to reports from The Nation, Okungbowa was reportedly uncomfortable with Governor Obaseki’s preference for social media influencers over his role in Government House, Benin. He described the governor’s actions as unacceptable, citing feelings of disrespect and disdain.

The former CPS claimed that Governor Obaseki had requested his involvement in supporting his Special Adviser on Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie, in preparation for the crucial September 21, 2024, governorship election.

However, Okungbowa felt overlooked and undervalued in comparison to social media influencers.

Despite efforts by high-ranking officials of the Edo government to intervene, Okungbowa had already made up his mind, solidifying his decision to step down from his position.

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