The Acting Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa says the impeachment process against him which slowed down the process of government in the last two months was unnecessary and avoidable.
Aiyedatiwa stated this on Thursday morning in a broadcast to the people of the State.
The address was televized and broadcast on the State owned media houses.
The Acting Governor who said the Government has recouped the gaps in the last two months, thanked the Ondo State people for standing by the truth.
Aiyedatiwa in the broadcast prayed for the speedy recovery of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, while thanking President Bola Tinubu, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje and other leaders of the APC.
“We also owe a debt of gratitude to our traditional rulers, religious leaders and especially our elder Statesmen in the state led by our father, Papa Reuben Fasoranti. May I also express our profound gratitude to the civil servants of Ondo State, Civil Society Organisations, the Media and the youths for their patriotism and for being part of the peace process to guarantee continued sustenance of the pride of place of the Sunshine State in the comity of States,” he said.
He particularly appreciated the judiciary for standing by the truth during the course of the botched impeachment process against him.
“I cannot but specially appreciate the third arm of Government, the Judiciary through the honourable chief Judge, for its courage, commitment and dedication to protect democracy and the constitution of the nation. It is on record that we all sailed through the unnecessary and avoidable weather together. We won together. We are all one large family. We are one great people with one focus : to make our state greater than it is today,” Aiyedatiwa said.
Editor’s note: story has been updated to include direct quotes from Aiyedatiwa’s speech.