The Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Oladeji Olamide, has been saddled with the responsibility of facilitating the meeting between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the reconciliation committee set up by the ruling All Progressives Congress.
According to The PUNCH, The development is coming barely one week after members of the Ondo House of Assembly agreed to shelve their impeachment move against Aiyedatiwa following a two-hour closed-door meeting with the National Chairman of APC, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, and the committee at the party national headquarters in Abuja.
This was even as multiple sources confirmed at the APC national secretariat that there was a remarkable progress by the Aminu Masari-led committee in its efforts to broker truce between Akeredolu’s deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa and Ondo lawmakers.
In attendance were former Katsina State governor and Head of the reconciliation committee, Aminu Masari; Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola; among others.
After their closed door meeting, Masari had told newsmen that with the exception of the ailing Ondo governor and his deputy, his team met with virtually all the warring parties.
He, however, failed to give a specific date on when they plan to meet Akeredolu and Aiyedatiwa.
But reacting to the move to meet the Ondo governor, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Duro Meseko, told Sunday PUNCH that the reconciliatory effort was still ongoing.
Meseko also confirmed that Olamide had been saddled with the task of helping to reach the governor for the planned meeting with the Masari committee.
“It was mentioned at the last meeting (at the secretariat) that the Speaker of Ondo House of Assembly would be saddled with facilitating the meeting since the committee had not been privileged to meet with Governor Akeredolu.
“Until he gets back to the party, we cannot be talking about a specific date. But I can assure you, it won’t take long,” he said.