The Deputy Governor of Ondo State and Vice Chairman of the State Executive Council, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, is currently overseeing the state exco meeting in Akure, the state capital. This development follows months of political discord between the deputy governor and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s loyalists.
The recent intervention by President Bola Tinubu, who summoned the feuding factions to a peace meeting in Abuja last week, resulted in an agreement that the deputy governor should continue performing his duties.
The ongoing exco meeting suggests a potential resolution to the political impasse in the state. Notably, news reporters have been barred from attending the meeting, leaving the outcome undisclosed at this time.
Details of the agenda under discussion also remain unknown as of the time of this report.
In a related development, reports indicate that President Bola Tinubu has allegedly requested Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa to sign and submit an undated resignation letter. This revelation was shared by the Ondo Speaker, Rt. Hon Olamide Oladiji, during Tuesday’s plenary, while presenting the resolutions reached at the Abuja meeting to the state’s residents.
It remains to be seen how these recent developments will shape the political landscape in Ondo State, as stakeholders await further information on the outcomes of the executive council meeting and any subsequent actions from the deputy governor.