As activities for the 2023 general elections build up, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State may have concluded plans to serve quit notice to all Public and Civil Servants eyeing partisan politics in the State.
Governor Makinde may issue the directive himself or through a circular by the Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun who will convey the directive.
The governor will ask such aides to resign their appointments before the commencement of party primaries which will start in April, 2022 according to the INEC guidelines.
The source who didn’t want her name mentioned however, said appointees have been warned against canvassing for votes and campaigning for elective offices without resigning.
She added that such actions would attract sanctions and hence a breach of the governors’ directive which will be made official soon.
Meanwhile, further investigation showed that at least, one out of the top six in the government, three commissioners, chairmen of boards and agencies, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants full-time and part-time members of boards, agencies and corporations. have indicated interests to seek elective positions in 2023 secretly.
Most of them have started consultations by making overtures to party leaders in the state, their various senatorial districts, federal constituencies, local governments and wards and delegates who will vote in the primaries. However, some are afraid of losing out totally with the decisions they are about to make.
Should they resign and not get the tickets, they will not be reinstated to their previous positions in Makinde’s administration as fresh appointments will be made to fill the vacuum created by their departures.