Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the deputy governor of Ondo State, has encouraged residents to ignore a fake resignation letter allegedly written by him that has been making the rounds.
Aiyedatiwa’s announcement came as rumors circulated that a secret scheme was being hatched to force him out of office if he didn’t leave voluntarily.
According to reports, powerful lawmakers loyal to the governor are urging the deputy governor to resign or risk impeachment.
After Akeredolu went to an unidentified German hospital, he acted as acting governor for nearly four months.
On Thursday, the Ondo State House of Assembly and the public were asked by the state’s deputy governor to overlook his alleged resignation.
His response includes the following: “I have become aware of a rumor regarding an allegedly pre-written resignation letter, signed by me, that is circulating in the public domain.
Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, Deputy Governor of Ondo State, writes, “I wish to state that I, the duly elected Deputy Governor in a joint ticket with my principal, the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, have not, do not intend, and will not sign or author any letter resigning my position as the Deputy Governor.” CON, SAN.
For this reason, I strongly advise the general public and the State Assembly of Ondo State to ignore this letter and any more like it in the future.