The state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has declared that President Bola Tinubu’s intervention was insufficient to end the state’s protracted political crisis. The process to resolve the conflict is still ongoing.
In a bid to resolve the situation, Tinubu met with leaders of the State House of Assembly and the ruling All Progressives Congress late on Friday night at the State House, Abuja.
The opposition party, through Mr. Kennedy Peretei, its Public Relations Secretary, termed the conference insignificant and stressed that there would be no real resolution to the situation if Governor Rotimi Akeredolu does not return to the state.
He said: “Let us pray that the presidential intervention will not go the way of the Bello Masari Reconciliation Committee set up by the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje. After several trips to Abuja at the taxpayers’ expense, both parties returned to court after promising to withdraw all cases.
“Once again, major stakeholders in the APC and Ondo State Government were at the Villa to settle their longstanding differences.
“From what we have read about the outcome, Tinubu’s intervention is just a sham. Out of respect for his office, the impeachment of the deputy governor will no longer see the light of day, but as long as Akeredolu remains in hiding, it is not yet Uhuru, the cat and mouse race will continue.”