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Opinion: The Aiyedatiwa Administration and the Murmurs of Discontent

Opinion: The Aiyedatiwa Administration and the Murmurs of Discontent

By Samuel Olaniyan (Ag. Editor)

The political landscape in Ondo State has taken a tumultuous turn, marked by the recent appointments made by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa. What was anticipated as a fresh start for the state has instead stirred murmurs of discontent, with critics citing perceived lopsidedness and questionable appointments.

The appointment of Mr. Kayode Ajulo, a prominent figure in the events surrounding the late Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu\'s illness, as a Commissioner has raised eyebrows. Ajulo, once a vocal advocate for the state\'s interests, is now seen as a beneficiary of actions that some argue hastened Akeredolu\'s demise.

The individuals appointed, including Hon. Olugbenga Omole, Mr. Alabi Johnson, Omowumi Isaac, and Rasaq Obe, are not without controversy. Their past actions, characterized by political maneuvers and, in some cases, confrontations with the late Governor, have left many questioning the criteria behind their selection.

The narrative of betrayal also looms large, with the appointment of Olajide Adelami as Deputy Governor. Adelami, a political adversary of Akeredolu, is now positioned as the second in command. The broken promise to Gbenga Ale, who was allegedly assured the deputy governorship slot, adds fuel to the perception of political machinations at play.

Omowumi Isaac\'s return to the political scene after being dismissed by Akeredolu adds another layer of complexity. Her previous dismissal due to alleged high-handedness and certificate-related issues raises questions about the principles guiding Aiyedatiwa\'s appointments.

The spokesperson for Governor Aiyedatiwa, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, dismisses these concerns, emphasizing the governor\'s prerogative to appoint his team. The rebuttal suggests a divergence in perspectives, with critics contending that the appointments may not truly reflect the collective interests of the state.

Yemi Adegboyega, the General Secretary of the Ondo Solidarity Front, raises poignant questions about the motives behind these appointments. The alleged orchestrated attacks on Akeredolu during his illness, now seemingly rewarded, invite scrutiny into the ethics and intentions of those involved.

As Ondo State witnesses a shift in leadership, the perceived lopsidedness in appointments and the cloud of betrayal cast shadows over the Aiyedatiwa administration. The political chessboard unfolds, revealing a narrative of calculated moves, alliances, and a lingering question: What did Akeredolu do to Aiyedatiwa to warrant such apparent animosity even in death?