The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has been reportedly asked by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to sign and submit an undated resignation letter.
The Ondo Speaker, Rt. Hon Olamide Oladiji, made this known during Tuesday’s plenary while presenting the report of the resolutions reached at the Abuja meeting to the people of the state.
Oladiji said Aiyedatiwa’s resignation was part of the resolution reached during the peace meeting brokered by President Tinubu on the political crisis in the Sunshine State.
The speaker said the Ondo All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Catharin Oladunni Odu, and himself were appointed to monitor compliance with the resolution.
Oladiji cautioned politicians and other gladiators fanning the embers of war because of their interests to thread softly or the Assembly would deploy the full weight of the law to call them to order.
The speaker said: “Our actions or inactions were governed, guided and directed by the rules of law even though futile attempts were made to blackmail and throw a spanner in our wheel as a body of lawmakers.
“We just witnessed democracy at play. Democracy is a form of participating government that provides for give and take, checks and balances. It is a process in which the actions and or inactions of the ruler and the ruled are guided by the constitutions and the rules of law.
“The event which we all have just witnessed provided an avenue for assessment and reassessment. It was a win-win situation.”
Speaking on the newly appointed Caretaker Committee Chairmen for the 51 local councils, Hon Oladiji said all necessary constitutional procedures, including a public hearing, were undertaken to give legal credence to the creation of the LCDAS before the Bill was passed into law.
He said, “Today, we are again writing our names in gold as we ratify the appointments of chairmen and caretaker committee members to man the affairs of thirty-three newly created LCDAs.
“Honourable colleagues, ratification of caretaker committees to take charge of the previously existing eighteen Local Government Areas of the State will also be undertaken by this Honourable House today.
“This became imperative following the expiration of the tenure of the elected Local Government Chairmen months ago.”