Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the deputy governor of Ondo State, has asked the people of the state to dismiss a fake resignation letter that has been making the rounds.
Aiyedatiwa’s announcement came as rumors circulated that a secret scheme was being hatched to force him out of office if he didn’t leave voluntarily.
According to reports, powerful lawmakers loyal to the governor are urging the deputy governor to resign or risk impeachment.
After Akeredolu was hospitalized at a secret German facility for four months, he took over as acting governor.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Ondo State deputy governor asked lawmakers and residents to ignore rumors of his departure.
Among the contents of his message is the following: “My attention has been attracted to a rumor of a putative pre-written resignation letter, signed by me, being distributed in the public domain.
Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, Deputy Governor of Ondo State, writes, “I wish to state that I, the duly elected Deputy Governor in a joint ticket with my principal, the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, have not, do not intend, and will not sign or author any letter resigning my position as the Deputy Governor.” CON, SAN.
To that end, I urge the people of Ondo State, the State Assembly, and the public at large to ignore the letter in question and to do so in the future as well.