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Bayelsa Commissioner quits

Yenagoa—Indications have emerged that all is not well with the Bayelsa State executive council following the alleged resignation of the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Asara A. Asara.

Chief Asara is the longest serving commissioners in the state having being in the administrations of Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

Though the cause of his resignation could not be immediately ascertained but sources told Vanguard that state executive council which held an emergency session Monday rejected Chief Asara’s bid to opt out of the government.

But one of his close aides said “Chief Asara resigned and remember he has the right to call it quit having served in government for long spanning three administrations.”

It was gathered that the turn of event might have informed the last minute removal of the name of Chief Asara from the programme of event for the 10th anniversary celebration of the state owned radio, the ‘Gloryland FM’ which he was supposed to have been the chief host.

A source pleaded anonymity said the resignation of Chief Asara was turned down at the council meeting on the grounds that he did not follow due process.

Chief Asara, according to the government source supposed to have informed the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Gideon Ekeuwei but has not done that.

The source submitted, ‘in as much as people are not disputing his resignation, things should be done as required by the law. What kind of precedent are we setting for generation yet unborn.

Chief Asara was alleged to have abandoned his duty post since January this year to the consternation of the people in the state.


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