A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Adeyeri Stephen has attributed the prevailing tranquility in the Sunshine state to the recent transfer of power to the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who is now the Acting Governor of the state.
Adeyeri rationalized that the barefaced political crisis that took virtually all residents aback, was caused by some “over ambitious political figures” bent on disregarding the constitution.
He added that if Aiyedatiwa was not confirmed as the Acting Governor, “some political gladiators would have continued to stoke violence, hence making the peaceful environment to be toxic to all and sundry”
The business mogul stated this in a statement titled “The storm is over in ondo because the right thing was done” and issued to newsmen on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The statement reads, “ In ensuring the tranquility we currently experience in Ondo State, it is essential to recognize the prudent decision taken when faced with the unavailability of the Governor. The transfer of power to the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, stands as a commendable move that has forestalled potential turbulence. It is imperative to note that no one harbors ill wishes for the Governor; rather, the collective hope is for his swift recovery and the restoration of his good health.”
“By entrusting the reins of governance to Aiyedatiwa, all uncertainties were effectively laid to rest. Certain over ambitious political figures, eager to sow discord and undermine constitutional order, sought to turn the state into a theater of conflict. Thankfully, the adherence to constitutional provisions thwarted these attempts and maintained the stability of the region as some political gladiators would have continued to stoke violence, hence making the peaceful environment to be toxic to all and sundry”
“While harboring the best interests for the state, it becomes paramount to uphold the principles of governance to ensure the continuity of essential activities until the Governor’s return. Supporting Aiyedatiwa as the Acting Governor becomes a shared responsibility among the residents, ensuring a seamless transition and the smooth operation of governmental functions.”
“Optimism prevails that Akeredolu will make a triumphant return to the state. Let us collectively channel our prayers for his speedy recovery and look forward to his resumption of duties. In the interim, let unity and cooperation prevail among the residents, fostering an environment where the affairs of the state can progress uninterrupted.”