The People Democratic Party’s Forever Initiative has given Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State a 72-hour deadline to transfer authority to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, or face severe consequences.
The initiative, comprising various PDP support groups, warned of occupying the Governor’s Office if he disregards the ultimatum.
Obande Obande, the National Coordinator of the group, voiced these concerns during a press conference held at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja on Friday.
He highlighted worries regarding the unresolved constitutional matters in Ondo State, criticizing President Bola Tinubu and the APC’s national leadership for their inaction.
He said: “We hereby call on Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to resume within 72 hours or hand over power to his Deputy for effective management of Ondo State.
“We make bold to say that, if the Governor fails to resume or handover power to his Deputy within 72 hours, we will have no option than to occupy Ondo State Government House to press home our demand.”
Obande lamented that the APC is yet to provide the kind of leadership expected by Nigerians.
He added: “The worst of it is the political vacuum in Ondo State where the APC leadership used in showcasing its ineptitude towards governance in the country.
“During our (PDP’s) reign in power, former President Umar Musa Yar’Adua was sick and could not transmit power to the Vice President before leaving the country, our party invoked the powers of the constitution and empowered the Vice President as the Acting President.
“It also happened in Taraba State when the late Gov Danbaba Suntai had an air crash. We resolved the crisis but the ruling APC has failed woefully in managing the political crisis in Ondo State.”