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Tinubu’s Intervention: Aiyedatiwa promises to carry state excos, assembly along 

Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Ondo state deputy governor had pledged to carry all the members of the state executive council and the state House in handling affairs of the sunshine state.

President Bola Tinubu with Ondo state political leaders
President Bola Tinubu with Ondo state political leaders

Abuja, Nigeria

Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Ondo state deputy governor had pledged to carry all the members of the state executive council and the state House in handling affairs of the sunshine state.

Oladiji Olamide, speaker of the state’s assembly also announced resolve to halt all impeachment moves against the deputy governor, Aiyedatiwa.

A resolution was reached last night after President Bola Ahmed Tinubu intervened in the months-long political crisis rocking the state at a meeting with political leaders in the presidential villa. 

The president waded into the matter and elicited resolve from the opposing factions to embrace peace and maintain the status quo.

The resolutions came after nearly six hours of deliberations between the President and state officials, including members of the All Progressives Congress, who converged on the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, until late on Friday night.

Speaking, Aiyedatiwa said he was ready to maintain the status quo and unite all the warring factions, “I want to say that I pledge to all of you that I embrace every one of you. I put behind all that has happened before now. I’ve let go and also let God, just as the President has advised us.

“And I want to say that no offence, no guile in my mind whatsoever. All that has happened is politics. Impeachment is part of politics. If you survive it, it is also politics. It has come. I’ve survived it and every other thing in his past.

“It is one big family and our father has intervened to bring all the children together to remain under the same family and with the position that I occupy, I will carry every one of you along in every decision that needs to be taken and everything that we do we will work together; the executive and the legislature will work together to ensure that governance is on the right track.”

The deputy governor pleaded with all members of the state executive council to cooperate with the governor and himself to “bring the dividend of democracy” to the people of Ondo State.

“We should respect one another regarding the offices we occupy and our age differences. So, it’s going to be mutual respect.

“And I want to assure the party structure that we will work together because the party is supreme. We will always give you the due respect,” Aiyedatiwa added.

Olamide, the speaker of the state assembly, who read the details of the resolution, said, “Our resolution is that one, we shall embrace peace. Secondly, there would be no more dissolution of the cabinet and the Deputy Governor would maintain the status quo as far as the House of Assembly leadership is concerned.

“We will maintain the status quo as far as the party leadership in the state is concerned and maintain the status quo as far as the leadership of the State House of Assembly is concerned. Thank you, Mr. President.”

Earlier in the week, elders and leaders in the state had called on President Tinubu to urgently intervene in the constitutional crisis in the state and avert the looming breakdown of law and order.

Reuben Fasontanti, and Bakkita Bello who signed the letter urged the state house of assembly to impeach neither the governor nor his deputy governor.

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