“Court Sacked You, Not Me” – Aiyedatiwa Appeals To Ex-LG Caretaker Committees


Feb 20, 2024

Ondo state Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Sunday met with members of the sacked caretaker committees of the 18 local government areas and 33 newly-created local council development areas (LCDAs) in the state.

The meeting, which held at the Cocoa Conference Centre in the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, was called to seek understanding of the former council chiefs that Aiyedatiwa was not responsible for their sack.

*The Public online newspaper* learnt the meeting was an aftermath of the open letter six members of the House of Representatives from the state sent to President Bola Tinubu.
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The federal lawmakers had alleged, among others, that Aiyedatiwa had been erasing legacies of his former boss, the late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, one of which was the creation of the LCDAs and constitution of the caretaker committees.

The Oluwarotimi Akeredolu government had appointed the caretaker committees in November last year following the expiration of the tenures of the immediate past council administrations.

A source told our reporter that the Ondo governor’s meeting will the sacked council administrators was part of his plan to woo perceived political enemies to his side ahead of April gubernatorial shadow election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
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The source said: “The governor had a meeting with members of the caretaker committees that were dissolved last December. He tried to exonerate himself from the dissolution, claiming that it was the court that sacked them.

“Only a fool among them will believe the governor. Most people know that it was some APC members that were behind the PDP court action against the caretaker committees. They know that the governor never wanted them. So, why is he now exonerating himself?

“It is part of his strategies to woo those he has wounded politically to his side now that the governorship primary is approaching. He will still have to beg many people.
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“The meeting he held with members of the caretaker committees is a panicky measure in my view. He has been running around since the federal lawmakers complained about him to President Tinubu. But his supporters, who don’t know anything, are busy abusing the Reps members on social media.”

*Source: The Public online newspaper*

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