*** Blasts Ondo Assembly for brewing Anarchy
A Socio political group, Ondo Redemption Front, ORF, has raised Alarm over governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s capability to continue governing the state following his refusal to return to the state after his arrival from Medical vacation in Germany.
The group which described as unfortunate, a situation whereby governance activities are being carried out from Oyo state, also said that Akeredolu's insistence on ruling from Ibadan might be an indication that some individuals had hijacked the government from him because of his state of health.
The chairman of ORF, Mr Ayodeji Ologun and his co-chairman,Mr Olufemi Lawson Kayode stated this while addressing newsmen on Monday in Akure the Ondo state capital.
The group also lambasted the Ondo state House of Assembly for failing to query Akeredolu's refusal to resume at his official duty -post to govern the state for almost three weeks.
They condemned the house of assembly for dragging Ondo state into the mud by embarking on a ridiculous trip to Ibadan to meet the governor before he could sign documents.
They alleged the state lawmakers for instigating violence and anarchy in the state by commencing an unjustified impeachment process against the deputy governor, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa.
According to the group, politics should be the least of the worries of the political class considering various challenges facing the people of Ondo state, such as the Akure-Ondo road cutoff and overflow of water in the riverine area.
“While Mr. Akeredolu returned to the country, for over two weeks that he returned to Nigeria in controversial manner, he has not been sighted in the state rather, he has been hid somewhere in Ibadan by his cronies where he has been operating through proxies and thereby made governance in the state to be carried out in secrecy.
“Also, worthy of mention is the fact that since the return of Mr. Akeredolu and his refusal to resume at his official duty -post for the governance of the state, a situation that is causing serious apprehension in the state, the State House of Assembly has not been helping matters rather, the Ondo State House of Assembly has decided to add salt to injury by instigating violence, anarchy and orchestrating break down of law and order by embarking on unjustified and unwarranted process of impeachment of the Deputy Governor Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa at the expense of the peace, stability and the welfare of the people of Ondo State.
“As a group, we strongly believe that politics should be the least of the worries of the political class in Ondo state at the moment but delivery of good governance in the overriding interest of the people of the state. Our people has been cheated over time with no progressive impact on their daily life. A large chunk of Ilaje land is taken over by overflow of water without attending concern, no one is talking about the state of the state owned institutions as well as the other critical sector of our economy.
“While we don’t hold brief for the embattled deputy governor, we warn and sternly too that the state house ofassembly recruise herself from the whims and camprices of those who are bent on holding the state by the jugular without carrying the mandate of the people.
“We are not unaware that this is not about accountability as the house wants us to believe but a vendetta by a class of crass opportunists who have unfettered access to the resourcesof the state occasioned by the incapacity of the Governor.
“In view of the above stated and the contemplation of section 11(1)(4)(5) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we hereby implore The National Assembly to call Ondo State House of Assembly to order in the overriding interest of the people of the state and the country at large.”