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Ondo 2016: Mimiko’s Commissioner of Justice Resigns



In his bid to fully concentrate on his ambition to become the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo State gubernatorial election in 2016, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede, has resigned his appointment on Friday.

Announcing his resignation in a press statement, Jegede said he made the move to enable him focus more on his desire to seek a higher office in service of his people which would demand a lot of energy, time, sacrifice and resources.

Jegede thanked Mr. Mimiko and the people of Ondo state for what he described as unique opportunity to serve the state, noting that his stint in office enabled him to work in various sub-committees of the State Executive Council and effectively and efficiently represented the interest of the State in various Boards as directed by the governor.

The gubernatrial aspirant said among the notable achievements of his stay in office include “supervision of the review and publication of Laws of Ondo State, the first since the inception of the sunshine state, signing into law the Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2015 by Governor Olusegun Mimiko as prepared by the Ministry of Justice in addition to other novel measures that have helped revolutionalised administration of justice”.

Jegede is one of the popular PDP governorship aspirants, whose ambition is causing disquiet in the party because of Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s alleged support for his aspiration.

Some of the PDP aspirants have protested the seeming imposition, saying it may result in the party failing to win the governorship election.