Edo 2024: Obaseki Anointed Candidate Resigns from his Job
Towards the 2024 governorship election in Edo State, Governor Obaseki anointed candidate ; Asue Ighodalo, Chairman of Nigerian Breweries Plc, has tendered his resignation from the company's board. The move comes as Ighodalo, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant for the upcoming election, is perceived to be the favored candidate of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.
A native of Ewohimi in the Esan Southeast Local Government Area, Edo Central Senatorial District, Ighodalo's decision to step down from his position was disclosed in a corporate filing on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) on Friday. Uaboi Agbebaku, the company secretary, conveyed that Ighodalo's resignation will become effective on December 31, 2023.
In the official statement, Nigerian Breweries explained, "The chairman informed the board today of his decision to offer himself for public service. As a result, he will be resigning from the board and as the chairman of the board on the 31st of December 2023 to enable him to devote his full attention to the new cause."
To facilitate a smooth transition, the company has appointed Sijbe Hiemstra, the longest-serving director, to act as the interim chairman starting from January 1, 2024. Ighodalo initially joined the Board on January 1, 2022, and assumed the role of non-executive chairman on May 1, 2023. This development marks a significant step in Ighodalo's political journey as he prepares to focus entirely on his aspirations for public service in the upcoming gubernatorial election.
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