The counsel for the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Ige Asemudara has revealed the reason for the feud between the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy.
According to Asemudara, the political feud is about the 2024 governorship election in the state.
Asemudara revealed this during an interview on Channels TV on Wednesday.
He accused some members of the government of trying to do away with the deputy.
The Ondo State House of Assembly on Monday served the deputy governor with impeachment notice.
A letter signed by 11 lawmakers accused Lucky Aiyedatiwa of “gross misconduct, abuse of office with actions likely to bring down Ondo State Government, financial recklessness, publication in print media by your media aides maligning the credibility of the Governor, etc”.
Ige Asemudara said, “One of the very serious issues we have in this country is an abuse of legal process. In your introduction, you said maybe the political crisis in Ondo is about the next election. And I can tell you this is not unconnected with the permutations of the November governorship election in Ondo State.
“There are several other issues. As we speak, the governor is not of sound health so we should not be talking about impeaching the deputy governor. They are just trying to pave the way for some sort of anarchy.
“The same elements in the state House of Assembly have refused to account for the oil derivation funds from the federal government. They fear that any Ilaje man close to government is not good for them.”
An aide to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Doyin Odebowale said the governor is not controlling the House.
He said that many allegations against the deputy governor were not included in the impeachment notice.