Deputy governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Ajayi has given Governor Rotimi Akeredolu 21 days to transmit power to him as acting governor.
This was recently revealed by the Media Adviser to the deputy Governor, Allen Sowore, via a statement.
According to him, Rotimi Akeredolu is partially incapacitated, so he has no choice but to hand over the reins of governance to him.
He added that it is disappointing because such a stance is coming from an Akeredolu who is a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
His words, “Ordinarily, one expects Mr Governor to bring to bear on governance his background as a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
“But it is rather surprising and worrisome that the Governor has chosen the part of perversion of justice, by allowing his close aides to go astray in a matter of constitutionality.
“Section 190 (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) is apposite in the prevailing constitutional aberration in Ondo State. On our part, we will continue to pray fervently for Mr Governor’s quickest recovery.
“However, it should be noted, that Akeredolu is at liberty to handover or not within 21 days after which the constitution becomes operational.
“Ostensibly, the refusal and failure of Mr Governor to handover the running of government to his deputy, while he is temporarily incapacitated in self-isolation, underscore his absolute disregard for our nation’s supreme document, 1999 Constitution (as amended) as well as the tenets of rule of law.
“Akeredolu’s position is a spite on the Ondo State people and a direct assault on the provisions of the constitution which he swore to uphold.”