Governor Godwin Obaseki’s re-election campaign suffered a major blow on Tuesday when a Director of the Obaseki/Shaibu Movement, Mr. Patrick Iyoha, tendered his resignation citing personal reasons.
Iyoha, who is also a member of the state Waste Management Board, resigned via a letter dated July 28, addressed Obaseki,
He said that his resignation was with immediate effect.
Similarly, two members, including Mr. Gabriel Oiboh, Chairman, State Post Primary Education Board, also tendered their letters of resignation to the governor.
Oiboh and first member of the board, Mr. Osanyemwere Osawe, in a letter dated July 28, said that their resignations followed pressure to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Earlier, three commissioners of the Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Area Development Commission had on Monday resigned their appointments.
The commissioners — Osamwonyi Atu, Emmanuel Odigie and Rilwanu Oshiomhole — represented Edo South, Edo Central and Edo North senatorial districts.
Obaseki is seeking re-election in the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo.