The Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Olajidi has blamed refusal of Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa to withdraw cases in courts for the failure of the All Progressives Congress(APC) peace moves to materialise, All Nigeria Latest News report.
The Speaker said the Deputy governor was not ready for total reconciliation in the state.
According to him, the APC reconciliation committee, led by Aminu Masari, urged Aiyedatiwa to withdraw the court cases as part of their efforts to address the crisis.
The Speaker while speaking at the weekend, said: ”We met the National Chairman, and he specifically asked me how do we commence reconciliation. I told him that the reconciliation process has to start from the Deputy Governor. He is the one that took us to court, we cannot be reconciling ourselves when we have cases in court.
“Let him go to the court, withdraw all these cases, then we would know that we are now in for genuine reconciliation.
But the deputy governor has not done. He has appealed some of the rulings of the lower court.
“As far as the House of Assembly is concerned, we are not doing anything. The cases are in the court and we would follow due process. We are following up the cases in the court.”
While speaking on the division among the lawmaker, Oladiji said: “At times, when there is a political tussle like this, there can be insinuations, rumours, but in the House of Assembly, we are together. We told ourselves that it is an institution, and the institution must be protected. So, we are together”.
Meanwhile, the Deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa while reacting to the allegation said he remained committed to the ongoing reconciliation efforts of the National leadership of the party.
According to Aiyedatiwa: ” I affirm my commitment to the ongoing reconciliation efforts of the National leadership of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the political situation in our State which are already yielding the much needed tranquility in the State.”