Tinubu’s intervention in Ondo state is unacceptable, Akeredolu is Incapacitated and must resign – Sowore


Amidst political crisis in Ondo State, Human rights activist and convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, has said President Bola Tinubu’s intervention is unacceptable while calling on the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu to resign.

Via a post on his official X account, Sowore, Sunday, argued that the president’s intervention in the ongoing crisis failed to provide concrete solutions.

He wrote, “Let’s remind @officialABAT that his so-called intervention in Ondo state to prop up an obviously incapacitated Governor @RotimiAkeredolu is unacceptable, and hereby loudly rejected! Akeredolu must resume or RESIGN!”

Recall that President Bola Tinubu had earlier , reportedly held a meeting with Ondo State lawmakers, deputy governor and elders on Friday in the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, over the current political crisis in the state, where he simply asked all the warring parties to “maintain the status quo.”

It was gathered that the president gave no clear solution to the current vacuum in governance experienced in Ondo State, as he “simply imposed ailing Rotimi Akeredolu” on the attendants of the meeting as the governor of the state.

Meanwhile, in a release by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to Tinubu, the presidency noted that President Tinubu had resolved the political crisis in the state.

In a statement issues on Saturday morning, the presidency said, “In his bid to restore political stability in Ondo State, President Bola Tinubu, late on Friday, waded into the months-long crisis between factions loyal to the Executive Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

“This followed marathon negotiations between the President and the Deputy Governor, representatives of Governor Akeredolu, federal and state lawmakers of Ondo, officials of the state’s chapter of the All Progressives’ Congress, and other stakeholders in the state at the State House, Abuja.

“The President advised all opposing parties to bury the hatchet and embrace peace, eliciting commitments to this effect. This means that Governor Akeredolu remains Chief Executive of the State, Aiyedatiwa remains Deputy Governor, and members of the State Executive Council continue their respective duties, even as the leadership of the State’s House of Assembly and the APC Chapter in Ondo State is preserved.

“Mr. Aiyedatiwa, who declared his decision to maintain the status quo and unite all the factions, said: “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.

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