APC, PDP At War Over Governor’s Health, Impeachment

The APC and PDP in Ondo State were at the weekend engaged in a war of words over the health of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his failure to return to the state eight days after his return from medical vacation abroad.

The two parties GWG.ng reports have taken different positions over the fact that the governor has been operating from his Ibadan, Oyo State personal residence.

It had earlier been reported that the governor who returned to the country penultimate Thursday sacked the media crew of his deputy, Lucky Aiyedetiwa on the claim of having facilitated negative media reports while their boss was acting governor.


Noting that the governor has continued to operate from Ibadan, the PDP in a statement issued by its State Publicity Secretary, Mrs Kennedy Peretei, the opposition party said it was apparent that the governor was not fully recovered and only returned to the country to avoid impeachment.

“The Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, is still nowhere to be found, eight days since he claimed he had resumed duties as Governor after his three months medical leave in Germany.”


“Last week, we challenged the rationale for Akeredolu calling for a meeting in his Ibadan residence, instead of Ondo State where he was elected to govern. Up till this moment, the governor has not been seen anywhere near Ondo State.

“Akeredolu is beginning to fuel media speculations that, against the advice of his doctors, he was hurriedly brought into Nigeria to foil an impeachment process. He also ordered an upgrade of his Ibadan residence to include a replica of the executive council chambers, from where he intends to hold exco meetings.

“Does Akeredolu want to make Ibadan the capital of Ondo State? What is the hurry to resume all about, if he cannot come to Ondo State?

“Would it not have made more sense if he was still attending to his health abroad? Why did he say he had resumed when indeed he had not? Our party wishes to advise Akeredolu to come to Ondo State to complete his tenure.”


The APC, however, countered the PDP through its Publicity Secretary, Alex Kalejaiye, saying that the opposition party did not wish Governor Akeredolu good health.

It said, “It is unbelievable that the PDP is having a grouse with the location of our Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. This is a clear indication that the opposition party never wanted Arakunrin back alive.

“The crux of the matter is that Mr Governor has been attending to state matters, since his arrival the way he ought to, irrespective of location. This is an indisputable reality. I sympathise with the PDP; it is a crisis-ridden political party that is bereft of ideas, and no longer coherent and constructive

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