- Some lawmakers in Ondo who were not included in the official cars given to members of the state assembly have spoken out
- The lawmakers claimed they were excluded because they did not support the attempted impeachment of the deputy governor
- One of the aggrieved lawmakers said Governor Akeredolu should not play politics with the official cars, saying these were statutory and not personal gifts
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Lawmakers in the Ondo state House of Assembly who are loyal to the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, have chastised Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for reportedly providing official vehicles to all of their colleagues except for them.
The Sun reported that the pro-Ajayi lawmakers who had opposed his impeachment move said Governor Akeredolu's decision to neglect them in the distribution of the vehicles was wrong.
Legit.ng gathered that the aggrieved lawmakers described Governor Akeredolu's action as selective and called for redress.
Recall that Governor Akeredolu had on Friday, September 4, given 2020 model SUV KIA Sportage to 19 of the 26 members of the Ondo House of Assembly as official cars.
One of the aggrieved lawmakers and deputy speaker of the House, Iroju Ogundeji, condemned the governor for neglecting the seven legislators.
He alleged that they were denied the cars because they did not support the impeachment of the deputy governor.
‘It is not the Governor’s personal gifts, this is statutory and the governor should not play politics with it," Tomide Akinribido, another lawmaker, claimed.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some members of the Ondo state House of Assembly raised an alarm over an alleged plot to kill them.
It was gathered that the Ondo lawmakers were suspended for misconduct, but an Akure high court reversed their suspension and ordered the Assembly to pay the three affected House members N15m.
In other news, Governor Akeredolu of Ondo has been warned not to use the local security outfit in the southwest known as Amotekun against opposition parties in the coming election.
The warning was given by the Action Alliance (AA) following fears that the governorship election will be marred with violence.
Stating that it was important to prevent the use of local security personnel to hijack the election, James Vernimbe, national secretary of the AA, boasted that the party is fit and well-positioned for victory.
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