What Tinubu Told Me During Our Meeting — Gov. Aiyedatiwa Reveals

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has stated that President Bola Tinubu has instructed him to take charge and unite everyone in order to promote the state’s development.

Aiyedatiwa revealed this during a conversation with journalists after visiting the President in Lagos on Thursday.

The visit occurred a day after he was sworn in as governor, following the departure of former governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Aiyedatiwa explained that he visited Tinubu to inform him about the recent events in Ondo State and express gratitude for his support during the state’s challenging period.

“I am here to see Mr President to further brief him on the events that happened in our state, the loss of our governor, and to also let him know that I have just been sworn in because there can never be a vacuum, as the governor of Ondo State being his former deputy.

“Also, to thank him for standing with us during the critical moment in our state with everything that happened in the state in the last six months he stood by us. So, I am here to just thank him for being a father figure to the state, and for his advice,” Aiyedatiwa said.

The governor shared what the President told him, which included advice to involve everyone in the state for improved administration.

“It was a paradox of mixed feelings. He commiserated with me, even though he put a call through to me yesterday to condole with us in Ondo State and still did the same today and also wished me well that there cannot be a vacuum. One era ends and another era begins but it is within the same administration and that is the first time such a thing is happening in Ondo state, to have a transition within an administration due to the demise of the governor.

“So, it’s basically an advice and also to encourage me to take charge and mobilize everybody and to pull everybody together to work together and see how we can move the state forward,” Aiyedatiwa said.

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