Impeachment: Akeredolu Rejects Deputy Governor’s Apology

By Oyewale Oyelola

Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has rejected the apology tendered by his deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, over ongoing political crisis in the state.

The governor on Thursday also rejected some of the claims made by Aiyedatiwa in his apology and insisted that his deputy had a question to answer before the state House of Assembly.

Akeredolu speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said cannot meddle in the affairs of the House of Assembly of Ondo State,

Aiyedatiwa, who blamed the ongoing crisis on desperate politicians in the state, had said he remained loyal to the governor and also denied sponsoring any protest against Akeredolu.

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The deputy governor stated this while speaking with journalists in his office in Akure on Thursday.

He said, “I am deeply saddened by the embarrassment and discomfort that Mr Governor has faced due to the barrage of negative news in the state as a result of the events of the last few months. I tender my sincere apology to Mr Governor on this as our leader in the state.

“Our beloved state has witnessed a series of events triggered by the health challenges faced by Mr Governor, which gave rise to a lot of assumptions, falsehoods, insinuations, misunderstandings, misconceptions, and exploitation by political contenders preparing for the upcoming 2024 governorship election in the state.

Odebowale writes, “Governor Akeredolu does not meddle in the affairs of the House of Assembly of Ondo State, as subtly suggested at the (Aiyedatiwa’s) press conference. There has never been any time when the governor ‘persuaded’ the ‘distinguished members of Ondo State House of Assembly to embrace the political solution offered, by the APC, ‘in the face of an impeachment move against’ the Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

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