In a bid to end the political crisis that has plagued Ondo State in recent months, the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Thursday apologised to his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
While expressing regret over the turn of events in the state, Aiyedatiwa disclosed that the reports coming out of the state in the past weeks have been discomforting.
Aiyedatiwa, who spoke during an interactive session with journalists in the state, emphasized his loyalty to Akeredolu and his unwavering commitment to the development and progress of the state.
The deputy governor further stressed the need to restore peace and tranquility to the Sunshine State, as he stressed that tensions must be doused.
Also, Aiyedatiwa applauded Akeredolu for his intervention and efforts in persuading the members of the Ondo State House of Assembly to embrace a political solution proposed by ruling the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He refuted all the allegations circulating against him, which he claimed were propagated by individuals desperate to remove him from office ahead of governorship election in 2024.
Aiyedatiwa also stated that he has no affiliation with any groups or individuals organising protests or demanding the governor’s resignation, emphasizing that he has never authorised anyone to initiate such campaigns.
“Our beloved state has witnessed a series of events triggered by the health challenges faced by Mr Governor, which gave rise to misunderstandings, misconceptions, assumptions, and insinuations, and exploited by political contenders preparing for the upcoming 2024 gubernatorial election.
“It is in reference to the above that I hereby tender my unreserved apologies to Mr Governor and the good people of Ondo State, and I assure that, together, we will both complete this journey with honour, divine guidance and in good health by the grace of God.”
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