The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State is not happy with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s continued absence from the Governor’s Office in Akure. They have given him a three-day ultimatum to either come back to work or resign.
The youth wing of the party made this demand on Monday at the party’s secretariat in Akure. They were protesting the governor’s prolonged absence.
Initially, security forces tried to prevent the protest from happening by blocking off the PDP secretariat. However, the youth wing was determined to make their voices heard.
Akeredolu has not been seen in the state since returning from medical leave in Germany over four weeks ago. This has created what the PDP youth leaders call a ‘leadership vacuum’ that the state can no longer tolerate.
Tayo Oluyi, one of the PDP youth leaders, said, “We want the governor to come back to work. We can’t have him governing us from behind closed doors. If he is fit to govern, we should be able to see him in the streets of Akure.”
The youth wing of the party has given the governor 24 hours to address the people of Ondo State and three days to return to the state. If he fails to do so, the opposition party will take to the streets of Akure and continue demanding his resignation or return to work.