President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been urged to step in to resolve the conflict between Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, by the leader of a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, and other elders in Ondo State.
In order to prevent the impending breakdown of law and order, the Ondo elders pleaded with President Tinubu to resolve “the current constitutional crisis in the state.”
This was said in a statement released during an emergency meeting on the state’s current political impasse, called by Pa Fasoranti and held in Akure.
The gathering included prominent stakeholders from the academic community, business women, and traditional, religious, and professional spheres.
The meeting lasted more over four hours, according to the statement, and during that time, prayers were said for Governor Akeredolu’s better health. It was also highlighted that the state has not had consistent good administration because of his absence.
The House of Assembly should not impeach the governor or the deputy governor, according to the statement. Everyone who is not elected should let the three branches of government work together to find a long-term solution to the current problem.
Stakeholders should uphold the rule of law as it is outlined in Nigeria’s constitution.
The elders also demand that the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party in power, maintain discipline within its ranks and give the necessary guidance to those in positions of authority at the state and federal levels.
“The goal of allowing genuine reconciliation and long-lasting good governance to flourish in the state is to conclude the reconciliation efforts started two months ago by Papa Reuben Fasoranti, Oba Olu Falae, Basorun Seinde Arogbofa, Chiefs Femi Aluko, Korede Duyile, and Professor Olu Aderounmu. These efforts have been actively pursued by elders/leaders, spiritual fathers, and royal fathers in the state.”