By Osagie Otabor, Akure
Ondo Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi has stated Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has 21 days handy over energy to him or have the structure invoked.
Akeredolu, who’s receiving remedy for COVID-19, had on Friday vowed that he wouldn’t hand over energy to his Deputy in performing capability.
Talking by way of his Commissioner for Data and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu had stated his Deputy was the best risk to his administration and has since left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
However the Deputy Governor stated it was ignorance for Akeredolu to have stated he gained’t hand over working of presidency to him due to political variations.
The Deputy Governor, who spoke by way of his Media Adviser, Comrade Allen Sowore, stated Part 190(2) of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) was apposite on this circumstance.
He stated he’ll proceed to wish for Akeredolu’s quickest restoration.
He stated the Governor was at liberty to handover or not inside 21 days after which the structure turns into operational.
In accordance with him: “Refusal and failure of Mr Governor to handover the working of presidency to his deputy whereas in self isolation and briefly incapacitated underscore his absolute disregard for the rule of legislation; a spite on the folks and a direct assault on the provisions of the structure which he swore to uphold.
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“Our candid recommendation is that the vitality decipates to tug down the workplace and particular person of the deputy governor ought to be channelled in the direction of resolving the lingering disaster within the well being sector significantly, the present strike launched into by medical practitioners within the state, in the course of this pandemic.
“No person will take us significantly when medical doctors are on strike and but we faux to be combating a pandemic. It can solely signifies that we’re taking the well being of the folks with no consideration.
“The Deputy Governor has a observe file of efficiency within the varied workplaces he has held – first as supervisory Councillor, LG Chairman, Member of the Nationwide Meeting – the place he served because the chairman of the Home Committee on NDDC and even now because the Deputy Governor.
“It’s crucial to tell most of the people that, Mr Governor and members of his kitchen cupboard have intentionally barred the Deputy Governor from all authorities actions as all of the day by day itinerary and work schedules launched from Chief of Protocols, haven’t allotted any perform or obligation to the particular person or workplace of the Deputy Governor in latest time.
“The Deputy Governor empathises with the great folks of Ondo State, at this vital interval of our statehood that Mr Governor has determined to personalise administration and governance of our pricey state.”