Chief Ikiogha Submits Resignation Letter

By Enideneze Etete

Chief Diekivie Bovie Ikiogha has submitted resignation letter, to disengage from the position of Chief of Staff to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.

Until this development, Chief Ikiogha was the Chief of Staff in Bayelsa House, Abuja, after serving on the same position in Government House, Yenagoa from February, 2012 to June, 2013, before being transfered to the upgraded Bayelsa House in Abuja.john

Chief Ikiogha tendered the letter to the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Alison Edmund Oguru in the afternoon today (October, 20, 2014) at the latter's office in the State Secretariat, Yenagoa.

In an interview with newsmen in Yenagoa, Chief Ikiogha Stated that his decision was premised on the aspiration to contest the Yenagoa/Kolokumo/Opokumo Federal Constituency Election in 2015.

He stated that it was also in line with the guidelines of the Peoples Democratic Party, which stipulates in part that aspirants should resign from appointments before primary election.

According to him, he decided to aspire for the postion to enable him serve the constituency, haven served in different capacities in the executive arm of Bayelsa State.

Meanwhile, Chief Ikiogha has thanked Governor Henry Dickson for given him the opportunity to serve him and the State Government as Chief of Staff. He assured of further service to the Governor and the State, given the opportunity.

In an interview with newsmen in Yenagoa, Media Aide to Chief Ikiogha, Mr. Etete Enideneze, described submission of the resignation letter as an indication of the aspirant's strong will to contest the election for the benefit of his constituency and the State at large.

Mr. Etete said there was no reason other than the elective intention that made Chief Ikiogha to put in resignation letter.

He therefore, called on the press, politicians and there supporters not to add negative spin to Chief Ikiogha's decision to resign.