A close ally of the incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Hon. Osamwonyi Atu has resigned his appointment in the Obaseki-led administration.

Hon. Atu resigned his appointment as member representing Orhionmwon in the Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC) board.

Even though Atu claimed to have resigned to focus on “family issues” that needed his immediate attention, Igbere TV reliably gathered that the move was politically-motivated.

An aide to the EDSOGPADEC member, who craved anonymity, told reporters that his boss was resigning to join forces with the All Progressives Congress, APC in Edo State.

He said his principal had been threatened to decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP alongside the Governor and deliver him in the gubernatorial poll or be sacked.

“Yes, it’s true that my boss has resigned. He is resigning to realign interest and join forces to deliver APC and Ize-Iyamu in the Edo Governorship election,” he said.

Others who resigned their appointment on Monday are Prince Emmanuel Odigie, member representing Edo Central in EDSOGPADEC and Alhaji Railwanu Oshiomhole, member representing Edo North in the EDSOGPADEC board.