One of Rob Ford’s staunchest supporters has resigned from the mayor’s executive committee during a whirlwind day at city hall that saw a judge oust the mayor for breaching the province’s Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti said his resignation, effectively immediately, comes at the direction of his constituents, and will allow him to work with council in an “unbiased” fashion.

“If I’m going to be a puppet to anyone it’s going to be to my voters,” he said.

“If it comes to a debate on council floor I want to feel like I’m making my decision as Giorgio Mammoliti, not as Giorgio Mammoliti a part of the administration.”

City council will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday where they will discuss how to proceed in light of the judge’s decision.

After pushing Ford’s agenda with unwavering loyalty, Mammoliti insinuated Monday that he grew tired of being under the mayor’s direction.

“I feel that I might be handcuffed at times to be able to work with others…(Resigning) gives me the flexibility, without being drawn into scenarios with having to vote particular ways.”

“There’s only one boss that I have and it’s the electorate in my ward.”

When asked if he was considering taking over as interim mayor, Mammoliti said, “I haven’t left that out of the equation.”

When CityNews asked Coun. Doug Ford what he thought of Mammoliti’s decision to resign, he tersely responded, “That’s Giorgio Mammoliti,” before storming off.