PDP group to Akeredolu: Resume or transmit power in 72 hours

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) pressure group, PDP Forever Initiative, has given the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, a 72-hour ultimatum to resume office or transmit power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in accordance with the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

The National Coordinator of the group, Gideon Obande, issued the ultimatum on Friday, while speaking at a press briefing at the PDP National Secretariat, in Abuja. Obande stated that since the governor has been sick for some time, it is incumbent on him to transit power to his deputy.

He threatened that if at the expiration of the ultimatum, Governor Akeredolu fails to resume office or transit power to Aiyedatiwa, the group would occupy the Ondo State Government House to press home its demand.

“The All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to provide the kind of leadership expected of it by Nigerians. The worst of it is the political vacuum in Ondo State where the APC led Federal government used in showcasing its ineptitude towards governance in the country.

“During our reign in power, former President Umar Musa Yar’ Adua was sick and could not transmit power to the Vice President before leaving the country, our party invoked the powers of the constitution and empowered the vice president as the acting president.

“It also happened in Taraba State when the late Gov Danbaba Suntai had an air crash; we resolved the crisis, but the ruling APC has failed woefully in managing the political crisis in Ondo State. This is a sign that the APC led Federal government is insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.

“The governor has been around in the country but obviously not fit enough to manage the affairs of the state. The question is, since the deputy governor is not allowed to act, and the governor has refused to resume, who is administering the state at the moment?”


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