There are reports that the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has been asking questions about his principal, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s earnings and spendings in running the affairs of the state.
The development has been greeted with criticisms by government officials loyal to Akeredolu, Vanguard reports
But, sources revealed that Aiyedatiwa has reportedly been “Undermining the authority of the governor’s office through his actions and decisions.”
A source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said, “We are not concerned about the political turmoil within the government. Our priority is ensuring due process. The governor’s office does not directly instruct us to release funds.
“There are established procedures for financial disbursements in the government, and all approvals must go through the Ministry of Finance.
“Aside from the running grant accruing to the deputy governor’s office monthly, he has also demanded that the governor’s running grant and other emoluments attached to the office of the governor be handed to him as acting Governor.
“In the past week, the deputy governor has summoned and threatened two of our officials. He has inquired about the governor’s spending and demanded to know how funds allocated to the governor’s office are disbursed.
“He believes he is entitled to two streams of funding, insisting that the governor’s office allocation should be included as part of his role as acting governor.
“During the encounters with our officials, they kindly explained that even the governor’s office route its approvals through the Ministry of Finance.