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Ondo Leadership Crisis: Tinubu Invites Stakeholders To Abuja

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The leadership crisis in Ondo State between the State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa is taking another direction, as President Bola Tinubu is said to have waded into the political dispute in the State.


The President in his intervention approach has invited the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, and members of the Assembly to Abuja for a crucial meeting today, the 24th November, 2023. 

Also, invited are the State Chairman of the party, Ade Adetimehin, and other State leaders of the party; National Assembly members representing the State. 

The continued absence of Governor Akeredolu after his return from medical vacation abroad has heightened tensions in the state, including the notice of impeachment over alleged gross misconduct served to the Deputy Governor, Aiyedatiwa. 

Meanwhile, eleven (11) members out of the twenty-six (26) constituted members of the State Assembly have reportedly crossed over to the side of the embattled Deputy Governor, hence pushing for Aiyedatiwa to be declared Acting Governor of the State. 

This follows today’s planned plenary session by the members to discuss the political situation of the State, with the intention to declare Aiyedatiwa as the Acting Governor, but the President’s invitation stopped the plan.