Edo State Commissioner for Minerals, Oil, and Gas, Joseph Ikpea has resigned his appointment on Wednesday.
Ikpea’s resignation comes a few days to the September 19 gubernatorial election in the state.
His resignation letter, dated September 9, read in part “Politics is all about interest, trust, and respect for one another, but I have never seen any of this till date, and I am also not sure of it even if I remain there till tomorrow.
“Moreover, the party that is known today as APC was brought to Esan South East by me and over 90 per cent of my supporters are APC members till date.
“So, it is difficult for me to leave the house that I built. Considering also that this administration didn’t recognise my leadership role.”
Ikpea becomes the third commissioner to resign after the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu and the Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability, Omoua Oni-Okpaku.