Ondo Crisis: Tinubu summons Deputy gov, Speaker, others - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, December 11, 2023

Ondo Crisis: Tinubu summons Deputy gov, Speaker, others

President Bola Tinubu, has again summoned the Ondo state deputy governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Olamide Oladiji and others for another meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The latest invitation may not be unconnected to the festering political crisis in the state.

Reliable source said Secretary to the State Government SSG, Princess Oladunni Odu and the State Chairman of the party, Ade Adetimehin, were equally invited by the President.

Recall that the state party chairman, Adetimehin, the SSG, Princess Odu, son of the governor,Babajide Akeredolu, Senators representing Ondo South Jimoh Ibrahim, Ondo North Jide Ipinsagba, and Central Districts Adeniyi Adegbonmire were present at the last  meeting held in November.

Part of the resolution then was that the status quo should remain.

Meanwhile, a Pro-democracy activists and Presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has vowed to mobilise Ondo residents for the ‘Occupy Ondo State’ protest which will take place at the Akure Town Hall next Saturday.

 Sowore, said the protest, “is to address the affairs of the state, governance and concerns related to Governor Akeredolu.

But, the state Police Commissioner, Asabi Abiodun, in a statement, has warned against activities that can distrupt peace in the state.

A statement by the spokesperson of the command, Funmi Odunlami, in Akure, said that "The attention of the command has been drawn to the intention of desultory persons to stir the still water of the state

"The intelligence unit of the police through underground findings reported that the cacophony of Protest being rang is with a singular aim of causing chaos in the state, that can further lead to breakdown of law and order that will disrupt the activities of the good people of the state.

Odunlami said that " The Police will take into cognisance, chapter 4, sec. 40 of the constitution in respecting the right of the people. 

"However, the command will not fold her hands and allow the rights of others be trampled on while upholding the peoples right 

"The Commissioner of Police ,CP Asabi Abiodun is using this opportunity to advise the people of the state not to be swayed by the action of few that wants to raise unnecessary dust as the Police will always be available to maintain law and order in the state. 


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