•Akeredolu says lies haunting him
The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, on Sunday, alleged that there was a master plot by the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, to impeach the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, and install his stooge to facilitate his removal as the deputy governor of the state.
Ajayi while speaking through his Media Adviser, Mr Allen Sowore, in a letter directed to Oleyelogun, said the plot was designed to pave way for his eventual removal from office by the lawmakers and give it legal backing.
Sowore in the letter warned Oleyelogun to be wary of some members of the House of Assembly who are planning to snatch the symbol of the House from him to legalise their action in removing him and Ajayi.
According to him, 19 out of the 23 lawmakers were invited to the Government House where the impeachment process against him was finalized and financial inducement of N10m for their signatures was offered.
Sowore said “To this end, the invitation has been extended to the 19 of out of the 23 APC members of the State House of Assembly at the Government House Ground Alagbaka, Akure, on 28th June 2020, where the impeachment process against Agboola Ajayi will be finalized and financial inducement of N10m for their signatures will be offered.
“I have no reason to doubt your integrity. But there are desperate politicians in Alagbaka who will stop at nothing to arm-twist the Honourable Members to carry out this illegal act.
“I’m therefore compelled to urge you in the overall interest of the good people of Ondo State, to stay away from this clandestine plan to remove the Deputy Governor at all cost.
“I must equally inform you that, in their unbridled desire to remain in power, they have also planned to snatch the House of Assembly Mace – the symbol of authority from you. Be vigilant.”
“The most desirable business of the House of Assembly now should be the continuing probe of the recovered loot but now missing N4.3billion.
However, Akeredolu said Ajayi is being haunted by his illogical lies and described the allegations as tissues of lies and propaganda.
Speaking through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, the governor said “We are not surprised that they are coming out in this manner. This issues raised are not just pedestrian; they are tissues of lies and propaganda. These obviously, are hunting the man who had hyped himself out of relevance.
“It is, perhaps, illogical that the Governor with ‘minority’ in the Assembly will be inviting the Deputy Governor’s ‘majority’ for what they feel appropriate for their imaginary thoughts.
“Mr Governor has decided to remain calm and unmoved amid all these lies. There are periods you fight your battles; at other times, you require silence and allow the lies of your adversaries to fight your battles on your behalf.” - NT