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I Escaped Booby Trap while Akeredolu was Away— Ondo Deputy Governor Opens Up



The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Honorable Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has firmly refuted allegations of disloyalty towards Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. According to a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson, Aiyedatiwa stated that these allegations were entirely concocted by individuals seeking to tarnish his character.

He emphasized his unwavering loyalty to the governor and made it clear that no matter how many false accusations were fabricated against him, his allegiance to Governor Akeredolu would remain steadfast.

Aiyedatiwa said he was in constant touch with the governor while he was away on medical leave and that there was no gap between them.

The statement reads, “We need to remind the public that this is a continuation of the blackmail started by these same characters some months ago, with false stories planted in some media outlets against the Deputy Governor.

“However, since those lies did not yield the result they envisaged, the blackmailers have returned with fake stories about disloyalty, aimed at causing disaffection between him and the Governor.

” These faceless individuals who have been hiding their identities because what they are putting out are pure fabrications, are being sponsored by those who are threatened by the profile of the Deputy Governor, his relationship with his boss and the goodwill he enjoys with the people.

“Many stakeholders have commended the Deputy Governor for the way he handled State affairs while he was Acting Governor, despite all his detractors did to I.

“He avoided their booby traps and they tripped on their own banana peels.

” Against their expectations, the Deputy Governor was in constant touch with his principal on official State matters, so there was no gap between them.

” How can the man who was constantly in touch with his boss and had prepared for his arrival to attend some other critical state matters, including the signing of the LCDA Law after passage by the State Assembly be surprised by that same arrival?

” Those behind the falsehoods being peddled around had planned that these concocted lies about disloyalty and impeachment would irritate Mr. Governor and his family so as to land a devastating blow on the Deputy Governor ahead of the coming governorship election in the State.

“Now that Mr. Governor is back and has started working, the Deputy Governor remains calm and committed to the duties of his office and unruffled by the lies of desperate politicians and their agents.

“The Deputy Governor remains loyal to his Principal and no amount of fabricated lies will change that.

The allegations and the clarification by Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa come at a time when he is seen as a potential candidate for the governorship election in 2024.

The governor has not yet decided on who he wishes to succeed him, but Aiyedatiwa is seen as a major contender.