Ahead of the governorship election in Ondo State, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prince Bamiduro Dada, on Tuesday, resigned his appointment to join the governorship race under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Dada, in his resignation letter, expressed appreciation to the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, for the opportunity given to him to serve the state in various capacities in the past seven years.
Dada said “it is noteworthy that God has really used you to enable me put my God-given virtues into the discharge of my duties at the Due-Process Department, Political Matters and eventually as a commissioner.
“Words are not enough to express how grateful I am for the role you have played in my life. It is my prayers that it shall be well with you and your household now and forever.”
Speaking to his supporters who came to congratulate him for a successful tenure, Dada assured them that he would defeat other aspirants to clinch the ticket of the party.
He said he is closer to Governor Mimiko than any of the aspirants and has been at the corridor of power in the state since 1999, the experience he would use in the run-up to the party primaries coming up on August 22.
Dada’s resignation made it the third commissioners who have resigned their appointments in order to succeed Governor Mimiko. Chief Sola Ebiseeni and Mr Eyitayo Jegede had last week tendered their letters in order to contest the governorship election.