The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has vowed not to resign as Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s deputy despite the seeming disagreement between both first citizens of Ondo.
Aiyedatiwa also said nobody can force him to resign his seat until the expiration of the present administration which elapses in 2025.
He stated this in a statement the embattled Ondo Deputy Governor personally signed on Friday.
The Deputy Governor, who denied knowledge of any purported pre-signed resignation letter being circulated in the public domain, said he took an oath the day he was sworn in along with the governor on February 24, 2021, to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on a four-year mandate which terminates in February 23rd, 2025.
“I wish to state that I, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, the deputy governor of Ondo state have not, do not intend and will not sign/author any letter resigning my position as the duly elected deputy governor in a joint ticket with my principal the governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu
“I remain loyal to my Principal and I stand by the oath I took with the Bible to run the full cycle of the four-year tenure with Mr. Governor.
“To this end, I urge the people of Ondo state, the State Assembly and the general public to disregard such letter now and in the future”, the statement read.