A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, Ebenzer Alabi, has rejected the appointment offered him by the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.
Alabi was among the recent political appointees announced by the state governor on Tuesday.
Specifically, his name was announced as the Senior Special Assistant to the governor.
In a letter signed by Alabi and dated October 7, 2015, the former state PDP chairman said he had set up his own private business, which would require his quality attention and would deny him the opportunity to take up the government job.
The letter read, “I am aware of the competition and many waiting competent hands in our party that were not considered for positions due to space and the economic reality of the moment.
“Therefore, a call to service, to me, is a rare privilege and opportunity to be a part of your dream and by extension that of our great party, the PDP. I am very much aware of this and the political relevance it will confer on me. I thank you immensely for the honour sir.
“Regrettably, Sir, I will not be able to take up the appointment for the following reason.
“The moment I stepped down as the state chairman of our great party and following the ouster of our party from government at the federal level and the sudden dissolution of the federal board in which I was the chairman, I have set in motion business plans that now demand my attention. Pending the time the set-up stage will be scaled and surmounted, my presence must be sufficient in the day-to-day running of the business.
“For the above reason, I humbly plead you allow me turn down the offer.
“I am also working on my professional practice, which by the grace of God, will commence soon in a few months time, the office will be open for business, which means, in a few months to come, I shall have two business ventures that will be competing simultaneously for my attention.
“For the above stated reasons, I humbly plead you allow me to turn down the offer while I seek your understanding and hope you will extend patronage to my business, which I shall take time to introduce to you in matter of days “