The Secretary to the Ondo State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu, has reacted to reports that she had a disagreement with Governor Aiyedatiwa over the burial committee of late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
In a statement on Tuesday, Odu, who is interested in the governorship ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the November election, described as disgusting the report that she threatened to throw Governor Aiyedatiwa out of office with President Tinubu’s backing.
She further declined allegations linking President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the state’s political issues.
The statement read, “The report that I threatened to throw the Governor out of office because I have President Tinubu’s backing can only come from someone who does not know the way governance works.
“How do you throw out a Governor who has committed no obvious offence against the constitution? If the platform knows of any constitutional infraction committed by the Governor to warrant him being thrown out, the online news platform should say so but as for me, I don’t know any.
“As someone who understands Mr President’s respect for order, and who has enormous respect for the office and person of the President, I would never even think of bringing him into any matter that will be a mere distraction to him even if there is any, and in any case where is the power tussle that the online news is talking about?
“Honourable Lucky Ayedatiwa is the Governor, and that is not in dispute. Also, I have enormous respect for the office of Governor and will always respect Governor Aiyedatiwa who is my brother”
“Those who wish to cause crisis in the state should remember that posterity will judge them, and the spirit of the founding fathers of the state will stand against them”
Odu has, therefore, implored Governor Aiyedatiwa to conduct an integrity test on members of the State Executive Council to ensure accurate representation of events during council meetings to avoid a situation whereby they would destroy his government.