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Ex-Gov Oyinlola dumps APC, resigns appointment



Olagunsoye Oyinlola

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has resigned his appointment as the chairman of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun State has also dumped the ruling party, but is yet to inform of which political party he is joining.
Oyinlola in his resignation letter dated May 9, 2018 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari said that he had to resign in order to face a new greater political engagement.

The letter which has been submitted to the Presidency reads, “Sir, I write to resign my appointment as the chairman of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) with effect from today, 9th May, 2018.

“Your Excellency, I must put on record my very deep sense of appreciation for the special privilege and consideration you gave me to serve our fatherland in that capacity. As I stated in my appreciation letter to you shortly after the appointment, the offer was a clear call to service. I gave the job the dedication it deserved and would have loved to continue but I regret to inform Your Excellency that I have a new, greater political engagement that will make that difficult and even impolitic.

“Sir, as one of my bosses in the army, I believe you would understand my stand given recent political developments. The training I got as a decorated officer and gentleman precluded me from engaging in any act that could amount to disloyalty and conflict of interest. I am moving on to chart a new course in my politics outside the ruling party and this thus, demands my dropping the NIMC chairmanship.

“I thank you, sir, once again for the great honour and confidence reposed in me. However, there is time to take a job and another time to leave it and move on. For me, the time to work on something else in the interest and service of our people is now.

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“I wish Your Excellency good-luck while praying that you will finish well and strong in the service of our country.”

Recall that Oyinlola is one of the signatories of the letter by members of the ‘New PDP’ bloc that on Wednesday wrote a letter to the national chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, over alleged marginalisation and asked him to facilitate a meeting for them with President Buhari within seven days.
He is also one of the arrowheads of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) being pushed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to vote out the ruling party, APC, and the main opposition Peoples Democratic (PDP).


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