2023 Election: IPYM Accuses Ondo Deputy Governor of Imposition

Friday Omosola

Leaders and stakeholders in the llaje Local Government Area of Ondo State have accused the State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa of his alleged plan to impose a candidate for Ilaje Constituency II and Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency in the forthcoming 2023 general election in the state.

The leaders under the llaje Patriotic Youths Movement(IPYM) in Ondo state raised the alarm in a statement signed by its President, Comrade Edamisan Agbudeloye, and Secretary, Benjamin Ajimuda that the Deputy Governor, who hails from Obe-Nla in Ugbo kingdom has decided to support the immediate past Chairman of OSOPADEC, Hon. Gbenga Edema from Mahin kingdom in the same local government area because of his 2024 governorship ambition.

The statement made available to newsmen in Akure, IPYM stated that it has been reading the body language of the Deputy Governor who is orchestrating a move to prevent any Ugbo son or daughter from getting elective federal positions in the APC government in 2023.

However, the group alleged that the Deputy Governor approached Edema immediately after he lost out in the bid to return as OSOPADEC chairman.

The group reminded the Deputy Governor that the current lawmaker representing the Ilaje/Ese-Odo, Hon Victor Akinjo is from Mahin and is already serving a two-term, saying the next representative should come from Ugbo if APC decides to zone the ticket to Ilaje.

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“If it is the will of God for Lucky Aiyedatiwa to become the next governor of Ondo State, no mortal can stop him.

While describing the State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, as an advocate of political fairness and equity, he reminded Lucky Aiyedatiwa that if it is God’s will, he will become the next governor of Ondo State.

Reacting to the accusation, the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Kenneth Odusola Stevenson, said the allegation against his boss is false.

He however urged the group not to distract his boss with their cheap blackmail.

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