- President Bola Tinubu was confirmed demanding an undated signed resignation letter from Ondo state deputy governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa
- The Ondo state commissioner for information, Bamidele Olatunji, confirmed the development in an interview
- According to Olatunji, the president made the demand to forestall any untoward action that may truncate the peace accord reached at the presidential villa with stakeholders in the state
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President Bola Tinubu was reported to have demanded an unsigned resignation letter from the embattled deputy governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who was facing impeachment threat from some lawmakers over a call to declare him as the acting governor of the state.
The political crisis in the state emanated from the absence of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as a result of his prolonged illness, this led to the call from the supporters of the deputy governor to be declared an acting governor.
President Bola Tinubu and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had to step in to arrest the situation. All stakeholders, including Aiyedatiwa, were invited to a meeting with the president, where they were told to maintain the status quo.
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Ondo commissioner confirms Tinubu demanded signed resignation letter from deputy governor
Speaking on what transpired at the Abuja accord, the commissioner for information in the state, Bamidele Ademola Olatunji, disclosed in an interview on Friday, December 1, that President Tinubu made the demand while asking the lawmakers to drop the impeachment plot as well.
When asked if the deputy governor had signed the requested undated resignation letter, she said she did not know, adding that it was between him and President Tinubu.
"He (Tinubu) nominated three people; the secretary to the state government, the party chairman and the speaker of the house to be the enforcers and to forestall further problems, he asked for the signed resignation letter of Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the deputy governor, undated, in case anything untoward happens."
Ondo: Tinubu should respect separation of power
Reacting to the political development in Ondo state, Kingsley Chukwuma, a public commentator, while speaking with Legit.ng, called for the respect of separation of power between the state and the federal government.
"The separation of power between the state government and the federal government should be respected for the sanctity of democracy. Tinubu intervening in that manner of true does not speak well of a system of government meant to allow each area to operate independently."
See video of the interview here:
Ondo: Speaker drops impeachment suit against deputy gov, gives other updates
Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja earlier stopped the impeachment processes until the hearing of the case before him, but the lawmakers appealed the suit.
This is as the deputy governor presided over the state executive council meeting barely seven days after President Bola Tinubu's intervention.