Akeredolu must transmit power to Aiyedatiwa – PDP insists

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has insisted that Governor Oluwarotimi lAkeredolu must hand over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

The opposition party said it had cautioned its elected lawmakers in the House of Assembly against supporting an impeachment move against Aiyedatiwa.

The Ondo PDP said the truce brokered by President Bola Tinubu had made the state rudderless.

Chairman of the Ondo PDP, Fatai Adams, who spoke at a news briefing in Akure, wondered who was responsible for approving money being spent by the administration of Akeredolu.

Adams noted that nobody other than the governor had power to approve expenditure.

Ondo Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, who described the PDP’s allegation as laughable, said checks and balances in the system were watertight.

She said all approvals followed due processes.

He said the party would take cogent actions to expose the many underhand actions devised to fleece the state of its money, assets and resources.

Adams said the party would soon made public a compendium of illegal and illicit actions taken by government functionaries to compromise the state’s financial health, assets requisitioned illegally and sundry unpatriotic actions.

According to him, “as a political party, we urge Mr. Governor to please use his then advice to the late President Umaru Yar’Adua and transmit power to the deputy governor in the interest of our dear state. Power must be transmitted to the deputy governor to be in acting capacity. Who is approving money being spent? We know our right. Let them continue to play the script, the hand of the law will catch up with them.

“We made it clear to our lawmakers that in the absence of the governor, how can such governor be moving impeachment against the deputy? We told them the party will not support such move.

“There is no government in the state now. There is nobody to direct the government. Who will be directing the deputy governor? We will continue to tell the people the truth.”

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