Vote Of Confidence: Two Commissioners Fail To Sign Document Supporting Akeredolu’s Leadership Style


Two commissioners in the Ondo State Executive Council, Messers Rasaq Obe, commissioner for energy and minerals resources and Akinwunmi Sowore, commissioner for commerce, industry and cooperatives have failed to sign a document by appointees of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over his leadership style.

A document had emerged on Thursday from the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde and made available to newsmen, wherein members of the State excos as well as other appointees of the Governor, declared a vote of confidence in his leadership style.

The background

Akeredolu returned to Nigeria over two months ago following a medical trip to Germany but had not been seen within the State. He had been living in Ibadan since his return.

His deputy, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa has however not have it well since Akeredolu’s return with impeachment staring him in the face.

Aiyedatiwa in order to stop the impeachment process against him by the Ondo State House of Assembly had approached a court.

Many believed that Akeredolu was behind the impeachment process against his deputy, an allegation he had since denied through his senior special assistant on special duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale.

During the political logjam, APC national leaders led by Abdullah Ganduje have sued for peace but the assembly members said they remain committed to the impeachment process.

A new development

In all these, the Governor, who had not been seen in Akure, the seat of power for over two months was on Thursday given a vote of confidence by 31 government officials led by the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu.

The two commissioners who didn’t sign the document released to newsmen on Thursday, could not be available to state the reasons for their actions as at press time.

It is also not clear why members of the State exco had to resort to the vote of confidence, but this newspaper gathered that it may be connected with the recent comments by leaders of thoughts in the State led by Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Pa Fasoranti had called for a meeting which had in attendance ex Vice Chancellor of Wesley University, Prof. Olu Aderohunmu; Lisa of Ondo, Chief Simeon Oguntimehin and Bashorun Seinde Arogbofa among others.

The elders after the meeting called for a stoppage to the impeachment process against the deputy governor.

Many believed that the document on the vote of confidence in Akeredolu, was in response to the elders call for a truce between the assembly members and the deputy governor, Aiyedatiwa.

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