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    Former Osun Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola dumps APC, resigns as NIMC Chairman

    Former Osun State governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

    It was gathered that Oyinlola communicated his decision to the leadership of the party through a letter received at the National Secretariat of the APC in Abuja on Wednesday.
    Further findings revealed that Oyinlola, alongside other political gladiators would be floating another political party soonest, with covert endorsement of the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
    It should be recalled that the retired general recently emerged as the leader of the Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM) floated by Obasanjo.
    Oyinlola, who was ignominiously removed as the National Secretary of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2013 joined APC in 2014 in the count down to Osun gubernatorial election of August 9.
    He was later made the Chairman of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Board in the late 2017; the appointment many believed was made to pacify him after losing out in the ministerial and ambassadorial appointments. He has also resigned from the same appointment.
    Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has resigned his appointment as the Chairman of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
    Oyinloa in his resignation letter dated May 9, 2018 addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari mentioned his interest in politics as the reason for his resignation.
    The letter reads: “Sir, I write to resign my appointment as the chairman of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) with effect from today, 9th May, 2018.
    "Your Excellency, I must put on record my very deep sense of appreciation for the special privilege and consideration you gave me to serve our fatherland in that capacity.
    “As I stated in my appreciation letter to you shortly after the appointment, the offer was a clear call to service. I gave the job the dedication it deserved and would have loved to continue but I regret to inform Your Excellency that I have a new, greater political engagement that will make that difficult and even impolitic.
    “Sir, as one of my bosses in the army, I believe you would understand my stand given recent political developments. The training I got as a decorated officer and gentleman precluded me from engaging in any act that could amount to disloyalty and conflict of interest.
    "I am moving on to chart a new course in my politics outside the ruling party and this thus, demands my dropping the NIMC chairmanship.
    “I thank you, sir, once again for the great honour and confidence reposed in me. However, there is time to take a job and another time to leave it and move on. For me, the time to work on something else in the interest and service of our people is now.
    “I wish Your Excellency good-luck while praying that you will finish well and strong in the service of our country.”
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