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Dickson’s Aide Resigns Hours To Bayelsa Gov Election

Kenedy Tonjo-West, Senior Special Adviser to Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Niger Delta youth matters, has resigned.

Tonjo-West’s resignation is coming about 48 hours to the governorship election in the state on November 16.

However, he did not give reasons for his decision in a letter addressed to Dickson, dated November 13, 2019.

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But he expressed his appreciation to the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve.

“I appreciate the rare privilege to work under your administration from October 2015 to February 2016 and from December 2016 to November 2019, an opportunity that deepened my understanding of politics, campaign promises and good governance,” he said.

Tonjo-West also said he remains a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

About 10 members of Dickson’s cabinet resigned In October.

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Among those who resigned were: Markson Fefegha, commissioner for mineral resources; Ombu Napoleon, senior special assistant to the governor on community development; Iniruo Ipogi, special assistant on student affairs; Stephen Diver, special adviser on inter-party affairs; and Natus Zebakame, special adviser on culture.

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