President Bola Tinubu has again summoned the Ondo state deputy governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Hon Olamide Oladiji, and others for another meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Ondo Crisis: Again, Tinubu Summons Aiyedatiwa, Speaker to Abuja


The meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, a source aware of the meeting said.

The latest invitation may not be unconnected to the festering political crisis in the state.


A reliable source told reported that the Secretary to the State Government SSG, Princess Oladunni Odu, and the state chairman of the party, Ade Adetimehin, were equally invited by the President.

We couldn’t confirm other parties and stakeholders invited to find a lasting solution to the political logjam, occasioned by the continued absence of the governor in the state since his return from medical vacation abroad.


The state party chairman, Adetimehin, the SSG, Princess Odu, a son of the governor, Babajide Akeredolu, senators representing Ondo South Jimoh Ibrahim, Ondo North Jide Ipinsagba, and Central Districts Adeniyi Adegbonmire were present at the last meeting held in November.

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Part of the resolution then was that the status quo should remain.

Ondo Protest

Meanwhile, pro-democracy activist and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has vowed to mobilise Ondo residents for the ‘Occupy Ondo State’ protest, which will take place at Akure Town Hall next Saturday.


Sowore said the protest “is to address the affairs of the state, governance, and concerns related to Governor Akeredolu.

However, the state police commissioner, Asabi Abiodun, in a statement, has warned against activities that can distrupt peace in the state.


A statement by the spokesperson of the command, Funmi Odunlami, in Akure stated: “The attention of the command has been drawn to the intention of desultory persons to stir the still water of the state

“The intelligence unit of the police through underground findings reported that the cacophony of Protest being rang is with a singular aim of causing chaos in the state, that can further lead to breakdown of law and order that will disrupt the activities of the good people of the state”.

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