Mike Oghiadome with President Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan’s chief of staff, Mike Oghiadohme has resigned.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati who confirmed Oghiadohme’s resignation said Oghiadohme’s resignation was to enable him seek higher political office within the Peoples Democratic Party.
Reports that the chief of staff was sacked because of his involvement in an alleged fraud at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, was also debunked by Abati.
Vanguard gathered that though the President had been inundated with series of allegations against the former Chief of Staff, the Sokoto incidence was the last the President could take.
A source at the Villa however told Vanguard that the Chief of Staff failed to inform the Governor of Sokoto State, Magatakarda Wammako of the President’s visit to Sokoto as protocol demands. Instead, he was said to have informed the Deputy Governor, Muktar Shagari who unlike the Governor refused to decamp to the opposition All Progressives Congress.
Despite not formally informed by the President’s Visit, Governor Wammako allegedly directed that every thing must be put in place to ensure that the President’s visit was successful.
The President was however, received at the Airport by the Deputy Governor, Mukthar Shagari, though the Governor was in town, a development which allegedly angered President Jonathan who felt that at a time everything was being done to woo some of the aggrieved governors who left the PDP back to the Party, deliberate obstacles are being created by some of his close aides.