An advocacy group, Ilaje Development Summit Group (IDSG), has called on Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, to intervene over an alleged plot to impeach his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The group stated this on Wednesday in an open letter to the governor, signed by its Deputy Executive Administrator, Mr. Ola Ajidibo, and made available to newsmen in Akure.
In the letter, the group noted that the state had always been in the news for positive and progressive reasons until recent events in the state.
According to the statement, the absence of the governor had led to some cabals to hijack power and thereby making the office of the deputy governor look irrelevant.
According to the group, the situation had left it with no choice than to call the attention of the governor to the various developments in the state.
It also said that the current development, especially as it concerns one of their sons, was the height of politics taken too far.
“Your Excellency is aware of our moral support for your administration and our earnest desire that nothing shall impede your vision of leaving an indelible footprint on the developmental strides.
“We were thus greatly delighted at the recent positive news of the Federal Government’s approval of Port Ondo, which is a notable feather to your cap.
“However, news of recent events in the state as you took a leave of absence has given us great cause for concern,” the group said.
According to them, given the gravity of some and potentially immeasurable negative implications, “we are left with no choice but to bring them to your attention.
“These developments are currently leaving a sour taste in the mouth of the Ilaje nation and all right-thinking citizens of Ondo.
“The untoward events seem to be underpinned by an orchestration to unlawfully impeach or remove from office, our son and your Deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Ayedatiwa,” the statement said.
The group also alleged that the state House of Assembly Speaker, Olamide Oladiji, deliberately violated the order of protocol by deliberately not acknowledging the deputy governor’s office.
The letter also claimed that the continuous harassment of the deputy governor would be seen as a deliberate plot to remove Ilaje people from political calculation in the state.
“We are particularly pained, knowing of his utmost loyalty to Your Excellency and to your administration.
“In the circumstances, we are being forced to regard the continued harassment of Hon. Aiyedatiwa as deliberate ploy to slight the Ilaje Nation from which he emerged,” it added.
The group prayed for quick recovery of the governor so that politicians taking advantage of the absence of the governor would be called to order.