Ondo 2020: Akeredolu “peppers” seven lawmakers loyal to deputy, excludes them from car gifts

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Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu may have devised another way to get back at the seven lawmakers who opposed the impeachment of the Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi.

According to reports, Akeredolu last week appreciated the 19 out of the 26 lawmakers with the 2020 model SUV KIA Sportage deliberately leaving out Ajayi’s loyal seven.

According to the governor, his administration had kept its promise of providing the cars to the lawmakers despite the dwindling resources of the state.

Meanwhile, the seven concerned lawmakers have knocked the governor for his decision to exclude them from the car largesse.

However, one of the aggrieved lawmakers and deputy speaker of the Assembly, Mr Iroju Ogundeji, condemned the action of the governor against the seven legislators, saying they were denied the cars because they did not support the impeachment.

He said, “They are using their power on us because we did not support the impeachment but I know the time shall pass. They even refused to obey the court that dismissed our suspension.

Similarly, another lawmaker, Tomide Akinribido, said their exclusion was to penalise them for their refusal to sign the impeachment notice against the deputy governor.

“It is not the governor’s personal gifts, this is statutory and the governor should not play politics with it,” Akinribido said.

TNG

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