Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Otunba Bimbo Ashiru has resigned his position to pursue governorship ambition on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former commissioner, who hails from Ijebu-Ode in Ogun East senatorial district, confirmed his resignation to reporters on Monday.
Ashiru, one of the longest-serving commissioners in Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s cabinet 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 submitted his resignation letter to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, 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 said.