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Rebellion in Ondo House: How Akeredolu impeachment rumour ignited invasion of Assembly

NO doubt, the shaking of the table in Ondo State House of Assembly last week by 18 of the 26 lawmakers was obviously targeted at the ‘recalcitrant’ Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who has been having issues with the leadership of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), over the primaries of the party ahead of the 2019 elections

Although Akeredolu had engaged the National Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, in a fight over the primaries alongside some outgoing governors of the APC, he must have beaten a retreat after being reminded that he is a first term governor and that sustaining such a fight was as good as saying bye- bye to his second term ticket.

But Akeredolu, according to his aides, don’t seem to care much about a second term even if the aides care for their survival. It’s an open secret that the governor had courted problem following his frontal attack on Oshiomhole believed to be a close associate of the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Succinctly put, Akeredolu had, by his action, pulled the tail of the tiger.

Vanguard, November 18, 2018

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