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Group kicks against Frustration of Peaceful Move In Ondo

by Roving

A socio-political group, Ondo State Redemption Initiative (OSRI), has expressed its displeasure with the efforts of some individuals in Ondo State to frustrate the peaceful truce brokered by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu between supporters of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and supporters of his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

The group, in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Secretary and Publicity Secretary, Pastor Adebayo Ogunsanmi, Jide Oriola and Sunday Ayeni respectively, alleged that some persons claiming to be supporting the deputy governor, have declared a total resistance to the peaceful solution proferred by the president.

The group alleged the supporters of Aiyedatiwa of procuring the service of some prominent lawyers to push for the enforcement of doctrine of necessity to declare Akeredolu incapacitated and for his Deputy to be declared as the Acting Governor.

According to the statement, “We are very aware that it was true that Aiyedatiwa was asked to sign an undated letter of resignation in the Abuja resolution in the presence of the president.

“But to our surprise, the deputy governor attended and chaired the state Executive Council meeting on Thursday and told the cabinet a different story.”

The group stated that it learnt the deputy governor claimed that Governor Akeredolu didn’t carry him along in governance to prevent him from helping his followers

It also claimed the deputy governor was also collecting millions of naira as allowance monthly besides fleet of SUVs including a bulletproof model he uses.

Speaking on the allegations levelled against the deputy governor, the group suggested that Investigation should have been conducted to ascertain the veracity of the allegations.

It also disclosed that some supporters of the deputy governor are still making efforts to polarise the state House of Assembly for his political gain.

The statement reads in parts: “We want to once again restate that peace must reign in Ondo State. We repeat It is time for peace to reign.

“We want to urge the deputy governor to respect the terms of the peace brokered by the presidency.”

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