The People’s Democratic party (PDP) Ondo state chapter, Thursday, said time has come for the Ondo state House of Assembly to begin the impeachment process of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN for violation of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The party said it is no longer news that Ondo state has been on auto-pilot for nearly six months which has grounded all activities of government due to the ill health of the governor.
PDP in a statement through the state publicity secretary, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, said it is unfortunate that instead of telling the citizens the truth, most of Akeredolu’s handlers have resorted to insulting the sensibilities of the people of the state by making a public show of their ignorance.
Noting that the handling of Akeredolu’s condition by his aides has robbed the governor of public sympathy, the PDP said the constitution envisaged that it is possible for a state governor to be ill or incapacitated as it is the case with Akeredolu now and therefore made safeguards as Section 193(2) states expressly that “the governor of a state shall hold regular meetings with the deputy governor and all commissioners of the government of the state for the purposes of determining the general direction of policies of the state,” amongst other provisions.
While it was agreed that it is not a crime to be ill, it will not be reason for an entire state to be brought to her knees. And that for over six months, the state executive council meeting has not been held to discuss development concerning the state.
The PDP, Ondo state chapter called on the state assembly to invoke sections 189(1) to cause a medical panel to be instituted to ascertain Akeredolu’s medical status and do the needful in the interest of the people of the state.
PDP urge the governor’s aides to stop ridiculing themselves by defending the indefensible and standing logic on its head.
The Ondo assembly in response to PDP demands urged the people to ignore the party because it lacked knowledge of the duties of a governor.
Majority Leader of the Assembly, Hon Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, said gtovernor has been performing his constitutional duties and has not breached any aspect of the constitution.