Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has said that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has 21 days to hand over power to him or the constitution would be invoked.
Governor Akeredolu, who is currently receiving treatment for COVID-19, had on Friday vowed that he would not hand over power to his Deputy in acting capacity.
Speaking through his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu had said his Deputy was the greatest threat to his administration and has since left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
But the Deputy Governor said it was ignorance to proclaim for Governor Akeredolu to have said he won’t hand over running of government to him because of political differences.
The Deputy Governor who spoke through his Media Adviser, Comrade Allen Sowore, said Section 190(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) was apposite in this circumstances even as he continues to pray for Akeredolu’s quickest recovery.
He said the Governor was at liberty to handover or not within 21 days after which the constitution becomes operational.
According to him, “Refusal and failure of Mr Governor to handover the running of government to his deputy while in self-isolation and temporarily incapacitated underscore his absolute disregard for the rule of law; spite on the people and a direct assault on the provisions of the constitution which he swore to uphold.