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Edo 2020: Commissioner Joseph Ikpea resigns, pledges support for Ize-Iyamu

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Edo 2020, Commissioner for minerals, oil and gas Joseph Ikpea resigns, pledges his support for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu


Iexclusivenews reports that few days to Edo state governorship election, the State Commissioner for Minerals, Oil and Gas, Joseph Ikpea resigned his position from the cabinet and pledged his support for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.


In the letter dated September 9 and addressed to the governor, Joseph Ikpea cited reasons of trust, respect and interest for his resignation.


He also attributed his reason to his inability to abandon the party (All Progressives Congress) he has helped to nurture in his council area and the state in general.


He said “Politics is all about interest, trust and respect for one another, but I have never seen any of this till date, and I am also not sure of it even if there is tomorrow.


Moreover, the party that is known today as APC was brought to Esan South East by me and over 90 percent of my supporters are APC members till date. So, it is difficult for me to leave the house that I built. Considering also that this administration didn’t recognise my leadership role,” he stated.


Ikpea, however, said he would always be available to provide support to the government whenever called upon to do so.


It would be recalled that Obaseki’s government had in recent weeks lost two other serving Commissioners who resigned their positions to support Ize-Iyamu.