The PDP youth leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State have condemned the continued stay of the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, outside the state.

Governor Akeredolu last month returned to the country after a medical vacation in Germany, and has since been staying at his personal residence in Ibadan Oyo State capital.  A situation that has been generating reactions from different quarters in the state.

The PDP youths had earlier issued a 3-day  ultimatum to the governor to return to the state. The ultimatum expired on Thursday.

Speaking at the state secretariat of the party in Akure on Friday, the convener of the PDP youth wing, Mr. Oluyi Tayo said the group would take legal action against the governor if the latter refused to return to the state.

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He said, “It is crucial that the House of Assembly, in the interest of our state and its citizens, upholds these constitutional provisions to ensure the continued and effective functioning of our government, and if the House of Assembly failed in this regard, we won’t hesitate to explore other legitimate Constitutional means to press our demands

“We have written a letter to the state House of Assembly and as we speak, our people are there to deliver the letter and we expect them, (lawmakers) to receive the letter. The copy of the received copy will be avail to journalists soonest.

“We are ready as a main opposition party to take the governor to court, or even the Speaker if they failed to invoke Section 189(4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on him (governor).


“It is also in our legal rights to take to the streets if they fail to address this because our demands are very simple. We can’t have a governor who is yet to address the citizens since he returned from his medical vacation.
If truly the governor is fit, he should come out to address the good people of Ondo state, that should not be something that is much for him to do.”

However, the youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the South-West zone condemned the call made by the Peoples Democratic Party.

The South-West Youth Leader of the APC, Mr Lawal Kolade, who spoke on behalf of other youth leaders in the zone in Akure, described the PDP as a confused and dying party in the state.

He said, ” There is no doubt that Akeredolu is well-loved by the people of Ondo State considering their massive electoral support and prayers during his trying time. But it is very illogical for the state chapter of the PDP to be calling for his resignation or impeachment by the state House of Assembly.

” This shows that the PDP is confused and dying due to the defeats they have suffered in various elections in the state as a result of the popularity of Governor Akeredolu in the state.

“The decision of Governor Akeredolu to seek rest and adjust their normal work schedule to allow him to fully recover is a testament to his human nature, reminding us that even leaders are not exempted from the trials of flesh and blood. We are optimistic that he will soon make a complete recovery and physically join us.”



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