Ondo APC caucus begs Tinubu to save Akeredolu’s legacies

Ondo state Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives, has appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to help save the legacies of the late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

The Caucus said this while accusing the governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa of undermining the interest of the party in the state.

In an open letter to the President, signed by six of the APC members from the state, they alleged that Governor Aiyedatiwa was working to undo all that the late Governor did in the state, while working with his political enemies to undermine him, even in death.

The Ondo Lawmakers said against the agreement reached with the President before the death of Akeredolu that the local government and state Executive Council should not be dissolved, the Governor has gone ahead to dissolve these bodies without giving them the opportunity to pay their last respect to the late Akeredolu.

“First and foremost, we extend our gratitude for your steadfast leadership and commitment to the progress of our great nation. We therefore write this open letter with a deep sense of concern, as it is imperative to address the issues that have arisen subsequent to the swearing-in of the state governor, of Honorable Lucky Aiyedatiwa on the heels of the demise one man who man who stood firm and unwavering in the clamour for power shift to the South, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON.

“The purpose of this letter is to highlight these concerns, which are shared by concerned members, leaders, and staunch supporters of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo State. We believe that it is crucial to address these issues promptly to ensure the stability and prosperity of our state…

“The decision made by Ayedatiwa to dissolve the Ondo State Executive Council has raised concerns and is being criticized as ill-conceived, imprudent, and misguided on multiple fronts. One of the main criticisms is the perceived rush behind the decision. Many questioned why the Governor couldn’t wait until the final burial of AKEREDOLU before taking such a drastic step.

“It is argued that allowing the cabinet members to attend Akeredolu’s burial would have been a fitting tribute and a way to honour his legacy. By dissolving the Executive Council before the burial, it is seen as depriving these individuals of the opportunity to pay their last respects and show their support during this difficult time”, the Caucus said in the letter, describing actions of the governor as “a clear lack of empathy and show of insensitivity towards the grieving process of Akeredolu’s family and the political associates who are mourning his demise”.

Members of the caucus are Adesida Abiodun Cornelius Aderin (Akure North/South), Timehin Adelegbe (Owo/Ose), Festus Adefiranye Ayodele (Ileoluji- Okeigbo/Odigbo), Ojogo Donald Kimikanboh(Ilaje/ Ese- Odo), Odimayo Okunjimi John (Okitipupa/Irele) and Adegboyega Adefarati (Akoko south West/ South East).