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Tinubu resolves Ondo political crisis as gladiators embrace peace

After about six hours of deliberations between President Bola Tinubu, Ondo state officials, the All Progressives Congress, APC, members and other stakeholders, the political logjam in Ondo was resolved.

The parties converged on Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, on President Tinubu’s invitation yesterday.

Recall that the state assembly had served the deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, an impeachment notice following alleged gross misconduct.

The deputy governor subsequently challenged his impeachment in court.

Also, the continued absence of Governor Akeredolu after his return from a medical vacation abroad has further heightened tensions in the state.

Supporters of Aiyedatiwa threatened to protest last week if the governor failed to resume. They demanded that in the alternative, Aiyedatiwa be declared acting governor.

Notable personalities including the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, and traditional rulers, appealed to the President to intervene.

Things came to a head, yesterday when the state lawmakers loyal to the deputy governor were going to make him acting governor.

That was when Tinubu invited them to Abuja. Read more on that HERE.

Tinubu’s intervention
After the resolution yesterday, the Deputy Governor, Aiyedatiwa, pledged to carry all commissioners and officials along in handling the state’s affairs.

Also, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Oladiji Olamide, resolved to halt all impeachment moves against Aiyedatiwa.

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