Mrs. Sarah Ajose-Adeogun, nicknamed Madam Sarah, the Special Adviser on Strategy, Performance, and Project Monitoring to Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki, has resigned.
In a Facebook post, Ajose-Adeogun, a former Senior Manager of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), stated, “I came, I saw, and I conquered,” revealing her departure as Obaseki’s adviser.
The Nation reported on Friday morning in Benin that the resignation of Edo governor’s top assistant may be linked to the war for supremacy and survival of the fittest that is rocking the outgoing Obaseki-led administration.
Osaigbovo Iyoha, the Chief of Staff to Edo Governor, reportedly shut down Ajose-Adeogun’s office because the former SPDC official allegedly refused to give up her seat on a commercial flight to Obaseki.
Her departure comes just over a month after Obaseki’s former Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Andrew Okungbowa, resigned.
Obaseki, whose second term ends on November 12, 2024, is at odds with his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, over succession.
Shaibu is interested in succeeding Obaseki, who is thought to be supporting Asue Ighodalo, a Lagos-based attorney.
The Governor is also at odds with a number of PDP Legacy Coalition members, lead by the party’s National Vice Chairman, Southsouth, Chief Dan Orbih, the immediate Edo Chairman, who has announced that Ighodalo will not succeed Obaseki.