Ondo deputy governor disowns pre-resignation letter

* I stand by the oath taken with the Bible to run the full cycle of the four-year tenure with Mr Governor – Ayedatiwa

By John Odunjo

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has denied signing a pre-resignation letter as rumoured.

Aiyedatiwa said the purported letter of resignation reportedly being circulated on social media in recent times was strange to him.

Recall that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had in the week sacked the deputy governor’s media aides days after he (governor) resumed from medical vacation.

The deputy governor said in a statement on Friday titled, ‘Re: Purported pre-signed resignation letter’, that he did not resign from his position and had no intention of doing so.

The statement read, “My attention has been drawn to a rumour of a purported pre-signed resignation letter, signed by me, being circulated in the public domain.

“I wish to state that I, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State have not, do not intend and will not sign/author any letter resigning my position as the duly elected Deputy Governor in a joint ticket with my principal the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, CON

“I took an oath the day I was sworn in along with Mr. Governor on February 24th, 2021 to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on a four-year mandate which terminates on February 23rd, 2025, remain loyal to my Principal and stand by the oath taken with the Bible to run the full cycle of the four-year tenure with Mr. Governor”.

Ayedatiwa urged the people of Ondo State as the State Assembly as well as the general public to disregard such letters “now and in the future.”

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