The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo has berated Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for shunning the state and running the government from Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
In a statement on Friday, September 8, by its spokesman, Kennedy Peretei, the PDP described Akeredolu’s decision to head to his Ibadan residence, shunning Akure as disrespectful to the people of the state.
The PDP claimed that “Mr Akeredolu, SAN, governor of Ondo state, has continued in his usual lack of respect for the people of Ondo state by practically relocating his government and state assembly to his residence in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.”
It further alleged that while the governor was out of Nigeria, Ondo suffered “multidimensional setbacks” from infighting to a huge amount of money allegedly siphoned from the state’s treasury as medical expenses.
In the party’s opinion, Akeredolu should have made Ondo his first point of call, considering how residents in the state prayed for his quick recovery.
The statement added: “Instead, he headed for Ibadan and instructed all state cabinet members and state assemblymen to join him. This is very absurd and an insult on the sensibility of the Ondo State people.
“If Akeredolu has been certified fit to resume duties, let him notify the Assembly accordingly to conclude the remainder of his tenure for which he had been barely tolerated.”