A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kayode Ajulo, has alleged that some commissioners in the administration of the ailing Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, are forging his signature.
Akeredolu has been recuperating in his residence in Ibadan, Oyo State, since he returned from a medical trip in Germany where he spent about three months.
Ajulo, who is the Principal Partner of Kayode Ajulo & Co. Castle of Law, claimed that the deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, cannot take over from the governor since power had not been transferred to him constitutionally. He said this enabled the cabals to hijack the state governance.
“As a lawyer, I have good authority on this. About five commissioners sent memos to the governor, and all of them returned with approval,” Ajulo said on Arise TV’s Morning Show on Monday.
He claimed that he noticed differences between recent approvals and those made by the governor when he was still hail and hearty.
“It has been made clear by the Police and Administration of Justice Act that private investigators have been contacted due to the matter, and their findings are extremely damaging. The EFCC in fact needs to go to Ondo State in order to make some inquiries. The governor did not sign the alleged document. It’s really obvious,” he added.
The SAN argued that it was appropriate to accept the necessity doctrine, which permitted the deputy governor to assume leadership until the governor returned.
He said, “Why do some individuals cling to their temporary constitutions? It’s clear that some individuals are controlling the state tightly and taking advantage of the current circumstances to embezzle state funds.
“DSS has been going around lately. The same should be adopted by other security organizations. It is necessary to inquire about the whereabouts of the N7.5 billion that the state is missing, as well as the identity of the approver.
“Given that he receives funding from the same taxpayers, the governor has an obligation to consult with his constituents and fulfil his constitutional obligations.”