The Commissioner for Minerals, Oil, and Gas in Edo State, Joseph Ikpea, on Wednesday, resigned from the cabinet of Governor Godwin Obaseki barely over a week to the September 19 governorship election in the state.

His resignation, which was contained in a letter dated September 9, 2020 and addressed to the governor, was with immediate effect.

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The letter partly read, “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 I remain there till tomorrow.

“Moreover, the party that is known today as APC was brought to Esan South East by me and over 90 per cent 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.”

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