Why Akeredolu Is Working From Ibadan And Not Akure – Aide.
The Special Adviser on Special Duty and Strategy to the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Doyin Odebowale, has revealed why his principal is not working from Akure, the state capital.
According to Odebowale, the Ondo State Governor is not working from the state capital because of accommodation challenges.
Streetdope understands that Akeredolu has been absent from the state since his return from a medical vacation abroad.
The decision of Akeredolu to work from Ibadan, Oyo State, has caused ripples within the state with the youths of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday issuing an ultimatum to the governor to return.
Odebowale, however, while speaking on Channels TV on Tuesday, said due to Governor Akeredolu’s state of health, he needs a better apartment to carry out his task as Governor.
He said, “Aketi came back in September. Where he used to stay – the Presidential Lodge built for the visiting president at that time Olusegun Obasanjo – is a two-bedroom apartment.
“Now, he is back. He cannot occupy that place again. The Old Governor’s Office – the Governor’s Lodge built by the previous administration is now the office of the investment outlet called the ODIPA. That’s the office.
“So, the governor has been managing a two-bedroom apartment for six years. But his current state of health would not permit him to pretend that all is well. He would need all the things for him to recover properly. That’s why the new place that is being arranged for him is almost completed.”
He wondered why critics wanted his principal back in the state, maintaining that governance has been going on smoothly despite Akeredolu not being physically present in Ondo State.
Odebowale added, “When they say they want to see Aketi, do they want to see him at the site so that he would be carrying cement or following workmen? What exactly? The civil servants have been paid all their salaries. Aketi has been signing laws since he came back.”
Akeredolu’s aide claims the recent ripples over the Ondo governor’s absence show his principal is surrounded by enemies from within, even his family.