President Goodluck Jonathan has relieved his Chief of Staff, Mike Oghiadomhe of his plum job, Prompt News can confirm authoritatively.
Oghiadomhe, a key figure in the present administration, was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to Mr. Jonathan when he became Vice President in 2007.
On assumption of office as President in 2010, Oghiadomhe was elevated to the coveted position of Chief of Staff to the President.
The former Deputy Governor of Edo state, Oghiadomhe, is believed to be a candidate of the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Tony Anenih, who played prominent role in Mr. Jonathan’s election in 2011.
It had previously been rumoured that the President was contemplating replacing him but for the intervention of the BoT Chairman.
After the weekly National Security Council meeting presided over by President Jonathan in his office on Monday, news flittered out that he asked him to resign.
Meanwhile, a source in the Presidential Villa, confirmed to Prompt News that Mr. Oghiadomhe, has indeed, been asked to quit.
However, a formal statement from the office of Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President is being awaited as at the time of filing this report.