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Tinubu intervenes in Ondo political crisis

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President Bola Tinubu has stepped into the ongoing feud between Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa. 

The intervention follows appeals from prominent elders and traditional rulers seeking to prevent the political crisis from escalating into anarchy.

The Nation reported that according to sources, President Tinubu has invited members of the Ondo State House of Assembly to Abuja for a meeting scheduled for Friday. 

This development comes amidst reports that 11 lawmakers have aligned themselves with Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa, allegedly influenced by external forces outside Ondo State.

These 11 lawmakers are said to be part of a plan orchestrated in Abuja to declare Governor Akeredolu incapacitated and install Aiyedatiwa as Governor. They reportedly intended to use the scheduled Friday plenary session of the House of Assembly to execute this plan.

However, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Oladiji Olamide, has clarified that the meeting with President Tinubu is aimed at exploring solutions to the crisis and that the planned Friday plenary was intended to declare Aiyedatiwa as Acting Governor, not to remove Governor Akeredolu from office.

“Our sitting was to declare Aiyedatiwa as Acting Governor. The Governor is still alive,” he said. 

 

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