Former Governor of Osun State and acting coordinator of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Olagunsoye announced his resignation from the ruling party in a letter addressed to the Chairman of APC in Ward 1, Okuku, Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State and dated May 9th 2018.
Olagunsoye who worked for the victory of APC during the 2015 election, said he was leaving the party so he can concentrate in his new political affiliation, CNM.
“My resignation from the APC, therefore, is to enable me contribute more meaningfully to ongoing efforts at repositioning the politics of Nigeria for the good of the Nigerian people,” he said.
In a releated development, the former governor has also resigned his appointement as the Chairman of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Read the letter below
“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.
Former Osun State Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Resigns From APC
Thursday, 10 May 2018