Doyin Odebowale, a former senior special assistant on special duties and strategy to the late Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has given an explanation for why he is unable to collaborate with the just sworn-in governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Odebowale clarified that he couldn’t give Aiyedatiwa the same amount of devotion and loyalty because he spent over three decades working with Akeredolu.
Following the death of the governor, Odebowale resigned from his position along with other important aides to the late Akeredolu.
Akeredolu passed away in Germany on Wednesday following a protracted battle with prostate cancer.
Speaking to reporters in Akure, Odebowale recounted how he persuaded Akeredolu to run for governor in 2018.
“I have worked with Akeredolu for thirty years,” he declared. The last person to persuade him to run in the previous election was myself.
“I wrote every word of his campaign. For me, it has more to do with personal reasons. I have nothing against the current administration.
“After the guy who brought me here leaves, I have nothing further to do at the office. I can’t just stay there and act pretend.
“Because I had all of his backing, I can’t be as dedicated as I was with Akeredolu. It wasn’t partisan. He provided me with wings to soar. He was like a family to me, my brother.