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[BREAKING] Ondo crisis: Tinubu wades in, fixes crucial meeting with House of Assembly members

President Bola Tinubu has intervened in the leadership crisis between Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

According to a Villa source, President Tinubu has invited members of the Ondo Assembly to Abuja Friday, November 24, at the State House, Abuja.

Recall that prominent elders and traditional rulers in the week appealed to President Tinubu to intervene in the political crisis to avert looming anarchy.

It was gathered the Ondo Assembly has been divided with 11 lawmakers are now in support of Aiyedatiwa.

Sources said the 11 lawmakers were reached out to by some forces outside Ondo State.

One of the lawmakers, who craved anonymity, said the sitting was part of the plans hatched in Abuja with the 11 lawmakers to declare Governor Akeredolu incapacitated and declare Aiyedatiwa Governor.

Speaker Oladiji Olamide, who confirmed the meeting with President Tinubu, said the outcome of the meeting would determine the next line of action.

Oladiji said the scheduled Friday’s plenary was to declare Aiyedatiwa as Acting Governor and not to declare Akeredolu as incapacitated.

He said the meeting with President Tinubu would hold on Friday afternoon.

“Our sitting was to declare Aiyedatiwa as Acting Governor. The Governor is still alive,” he said. 

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