Terwase Orbunde, the Chief of Staff to the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has resigned his position ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial election in the state.
Orbunde’s resignation was contained in a letter submitted on Thursday and addressed to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
According to the letter, his resignation is mandatory “sequel to the directive of the Executive Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, that political appointees wishing to contest elections in 2023 should resign latest on 30th September, 2021”.
According to the letter, “as we approach the twilight of the two tenures, I feel strongly led of God that I have completed my tour of duty as Chief of Staff and have been called to make myself available for another assignment as Benue State Governor in 2023.
“I express profound gratitude and appreciation to God Almighty, to my boss, principal, brother, and friend, Governor Samuel Ortom, who has reposed unparalleled confidence in me by giving me the opportunity to serve in the exalted Office of Chief of Staff in his Administration.
“In the Office I held, I had the honor and privilege of being the Governor’s Armour Bearer and Man Friday, as described by the media.
“I leave with every sense of appreciation and fulfilment for the milestones we have been able to record in the discharge of the mandate which the people of the State gave my boss, and with high hopes and faith in God for a brighter future.
“My prayers and goodwill remain with Governor Ortom and his administration to finish strong and robust.”