Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed political appointees and public office holders willing to contest for various positions in the forthcoming general elections to resign.
The directive is contained in a memo dated on April 11, 2022 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu.
According to Akeredolu, they are to submit their letters of resignation on or before Thursday, April 14.
“As you are aware, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari has signed the amended Electoral Bill into Law.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released guidelines on the conduct of the impending general elections thereby signing the commencement of intense political activities both at the Federal and State levels.
“In line with the provisions of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022, Political and Public office holders desirous of participating in electoral process either as contestants for elective positions or as delegates should resign their appointments on or before Thursday, 14th April, 2022.
“This is for your information and strict compliance,” the memo read.