- Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, said the deputy governor of the state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, signed an undated letter of resignation submitted to President Bola Tinubu
- Oladiji maintained that this was part of the resolution reached during their peace meeting with President Tinubu at the presidential villa on Friday, November 28
- The speaker added that the suspension of the impeachment move by the House was also part of the agreement reached at the Aso Rock
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As a result of the health condition of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, the camps of the ailing governor and that of his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, have been at loggerheads over who will take control of the affairs of the state, TheCable reported.
Ondo House of Assembly defines role of Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa
During the plenary at the state House of Assembly on Tuesday, November 28, the lawmakers disclosed that their resolution reached with President Tinubu on Friday night, November 24, was that Aiyedatiwa would remain the deputy governor and would not be sworn in as the governor.
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The lawmakers also revealed that the deputy governor was conditioned to sign an undated letter of resignation for them to drop the impeachment move against him. They noted that this would enable them to checkmate him should he (Aiyedatiwa) slip from the agreement reached with the president.
According to the lawmakers, three political leaders from Ondo state were nominated to monitor the deputy governors and other parties involved in the agreement to ensure all stakeholders adhere to the resolution.
Some of agreement reached with President Tinubu
Reading the position of the Assembly, the Speaker, Olamide Oladiji said that the resolutions reached with the President during the meeting include:
“That Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa continues to perform the functions of office as Deputy Governor; That all parties shall embrace peace; That status quo be maintained by all parties.
“That all impeachment proceedings be terminated forthwith, and all court cases withdrawn by all parties; That there will no dissolution of the State Executive Council;
“That undated letter of resignation must be written, signed by the Deputy Governor and submitted to the President."
"Akeredolu remains Ondo governor": Tinubu declares
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has opened up on the report that he might have ordered Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the deputy governor of Ondo state, to be sworn in as acting governor.
The president made the clarification the following day he had a meeting with the deputy governor, lawmakers and other stakeholders on the issue.
Ondo state has been in a months-long political crisis because of Governor Akeredolu's absence as a result of his health.