Deputy governor of Ondo State Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa has urged the State House of Assembly and the public to disregard a letter of his resignation circulating in social media.
“I remain in office as the deputy governor of Ondo State,” Aiyedatiwa said in the statement adding that he had no intention to resign.
GWG.ng reports that Ayedatiwa was reacting to publications on social media over a pre-signed letter of resignation worked out before his inauguration had been released.
Aiyedatiwa debunked the reports as he affirmed that he had the intention of running the full course of his four years and would remain loyal to the constitution and his principal.
The reports came after his media crew was disbanded following alleged unsavory reports while Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was on medical vacation.
Asking the public to disregard the resignation letter, Aiyedatiwa wrote:
“My attention has been drawn to a rumour of a purported pre-signed resignation letter, signed by me, being circulated in the public domain. I wish to state that I, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, has not, do not intend and will not sign/author any letter resigning my position as the duly elected Deputy Governor in a joint ticket with my principal, the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu.”
He stated, “I took an oath the day I was sworn in along with Mr. Governor on February 24th, 2021, to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on a four-year mandate which terminates on February 23rd, 2025.
“I remain loyal to my Principal, and I stand by the oath I took with the Bible to run the full cycle of the four-year tenure with Mr Governor.
“To this end, I urge the people of Ondo State, the State Assembly, and the general public to disregard such letter now and in the future,” he added.