Mr Bamidele Faparusi, Ekiti Commissioner for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, has resigned his appointment to contest for the state’s 2022 governorship election.
Faparusi conveyed his resignation to Governor Kayode Fayemi in a letter dated December 14 and acknowledged on December 17.
Copies of the letter were disseminated to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday.
The letter reads in part: “It is with great pleasure that I thank you for the vote of confidence reposed in me to represent Ayekire Local Council Development Area in the state’s Executive Council.
“It enabled me to serve as the political head of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, which is pivotal to the development agenda of this administration.
“Under your proactive leadership, I had the rare opportunity to consolidate on my cognate experience, broaden my perspective and build capacities in the service to the people.
“These are the bases of my decision to vie for the governorship seat following extensive consultations with the people and critical stakeholders.
“I wish to convey my decision to resign from the government to enable me to focus on the intense work required to make our party walk to victory at the poll.
“Your Excellency, I am most grateful to you and particularly take this opportunity to thank you for the assurances of your unalloyed support.
“I once again reaffirm my loyalty to you and my commitment to the progress of our great party and Ekiti State.
“Please, accept the assurances of my highest regards.’’