Blackmail, lies won’t stop my loyalty to Akeredolu, says Ondo deputy governor
The deputy governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has said that no amount of blackmail, or fabricated lies would stop his being loyal to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Aiyedatiwa said the lies weaved as news stories by some faceless individuals and groups were aimed at denting his reputation and causing disaffection between him and the governor.
He said the repeated and recycled lies in different forms were orchestrated by those whose sole intention was to soil ‘the image of the man who they see as a threat to their political interests.’
Aiyedatiwa, who spoke through his media aide, Kenneth Odusola, said the faceless individuals were threatened by his profile, his relationship with his boss and the goodwill he enjoys with the people.
He said: “Stakeholders have commended the Deputy Governor for the way he handled State affairs while he was Acting Governor, despite all his detractors did to provoke him into taking drastic actions. He avoided their booby traps and they tripped on their own banana peels.
“Against their expectations, the Deputy Governor was in constant touch with his principal on official State matters, so there was no gap between them.
“How can the man who was constantly in touch with his boss and had prepared for his arrival to attend some other critical state matters, including the signing of the LCDA Law after passage by the State Assembly be surprised by that same arrival? Those behind the falsehoods being peddled around had planned that these concocted lies about disloyalty and impeachment would irritate Mr. Governor and his family so as to land a devastating blow on the Deputy Governor ahead of the coming governorship election in the State.
“Now that Mr. Governor is back and has started working, the Deputy Governor remains calm and committed to the duties of his office and unruffled by the lies of desperate politicians and their agents. The Deputy Governor remains loyal to his Principal and no amount of fabricated lies will change that.”