There are strong indications that members of the Ondo State House of Assembly may declare Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as the acting governor, today.
This is according to a source in the Assembly, who confirmed that lawmakers will be taking a decision on Governor Akeredolu’s continuous absence due to his ill health on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.
This, according to the lawmaker, was part of the agreements reached between them and President Bola Tinubu during their meeting last Friday.
“The House plans to sit on Tuesday and Aiyedatiwa may be declared acting governor during the sitting. This is part of the outcome of the meeting with President Tinubu,” he said.
When contacted on the matter, the Speaker of the House, Olamide Oladiji, said he was at a meeting.
“I will let you know whether the meeting will be held tomorrow because we are at a meeting now; after the meeting, I will let you know,” the Speaker told Punch.
As of the time of filing this report, there was no information from the Speaker.
Recall that President Tinubu had met with the leadership of the Assembly and the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo in a bid to resolve the long-drawn political crisis in the state.
The Assembly had, rising from the meeting with Tinubu, said it had dropped the move to impeach the deputy over alleged gross misconduct.
Also, Aiyedatiwa said he would push behind him the events of the past and carry all the stakeholders along.