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Ondo power struggle: Tinubu requested that Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa write a letter of resignation

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President Bola Tinubu reportedly instructed Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the state’s deputy governor, to submit his letter of resignation, according to Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the commissioner of information for Ondo State.

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He claimed that this was the main reason the president intervened in the state’s tumultuous political situation.

Despite the tension between Aiyedatiwa and his superior, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, the Deputy Governor led the state’s executive council meeting on Thursday.

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This came after a resolution meeting between forces loyal to the deputy and the governor.

Ademola-Olateju, who appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Lunchtime Politics on Friday, asserted that the President had requested a signed resignation without a date in case something unfortunate occurred.

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Prior to discussing the Abuja summit, I would like to express my gratitude to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for his excellent leadership in addressing the Ondo State problem.

We are grateful to him for intervening to lower the fever in Ondo State, which was spiraling out of control.

“Mr. President, the head of the All Progressives Congress, made important decisions at the Abuja summit. The maintenance of the status quo in the state was one of those crucial considerations.

He designated three individuals—the speaker of the house, the party chairman, and the secretary to the state government—to be the enforcers and prevent future issues. He also decided that the executive council could not be dissolved under any circumstances, that the party system should be preserved, and that the leadership of the House of Assembly should remain intact.

The commissioner stated, “I know that he requested the signed resignation letter of Deputy Governor Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, undated in case anything untoward occurs.”

In addition, the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly dropped an appeal against the Federal High Court of Abuja’s decision to stay Aiyedatiwa’s scheduled impeachment from the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

The Federal High Court in Abuja was contested by the House of Assembly and its Speaker as to its authority to hear the case. The court’s decision to stay the deputy governor’s scheduled impeachment was then appealed against.

Remi Olatobura, the Speaker and Assembly’s attorney, informed the appellate court’s three-member panel of justices during Thursday’s sessions that his clients have instructed him to withdraw the case.

The matter’s parties have signed an agreement to drop their appeal and have found a political solution to their issues, the senior attorney informed the court.

Olatubora claims that the appeal is being abandoned in the sake of peace and in accordance with the parties’ agreement.

The respondents in the appeal acknowledged that they received the notice of withdrawal and stated that they had no objections.

The appeal was later dismissed by the panel’s three-member judge, Haruna Tsammani, when the appellants withdrew it.

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