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Crisis deepens in Ondo govt as feud between Akeredolu, Deputy escalates

by Thomasina Oseye
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Crisis deepens in Ondo govt as feud between Akeredolu, Deputy escalates

The ongoing feud between Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Ayedatiwa, has intensified with the recent sacking of all media aides attached to the Deputy Governor’s office.

This development has raised concerns among members of the State Executive Council, as there are reports that the governor may dissolve his cabinet.

Governor Akeredolu recently returned from a three-month medical leave in Germany and is currently in his Ibadan home, where he is carrying out official duties.

It is rumored that the governor may reshuffle the state executive council to remove members suspected of disloyalty during his absence.

Chief Olugbenga Ale, the Chief of Staff, and approximately six commissioners are said to be at risk of being sacked for allegedly working against Akeredolu.

The deputy governor, Aiyedatiwa, who acted as governor during Akeredolu’s medical trip, has been accused by some of the governor’s aides of disloyalty and using the governor’s absence to further his own governorship ambitions.

Trust between the governor and his deputy has reportedly broken down, with the deputy governor’s camp allegedly misbehaving and creating divisions within the larger camp.

The governor became aware of how the deputy governor ran the state in his absence through a detailed report that reached him while he was recuperating in Germany.

The report included taped statements made by the deputy governor, where he complained about being denied access to the governor and not being given a free hand in his duties.

Colleagues of Governor Akeredolu informed him about the lack of loyalty displayed by his deputy.

This article was updated 3 months ago

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