A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kayode Ajulo, has accused some government officials in Ondo State of forging Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s signature on government documents.
Ajulo said this while appearing on Arise Television’s Morning Show on Monday.
He alleged that these individuals were taking advantage of the state of health of Akeredolu who is reported to be incapacitated.
He added that the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, cannot act in the executive capacity as the governor of the state except power is transferred to him constitutionally by the house of assembly.
He said, “I have it on good authority as a lawyer. Some of the commissioners, about five of them, sent memos to the governor, and they all returned with approval.
“Going through the approval compared to what the governor had approved when he was hail and hearty, there are notable disparities in them.
“The Police and Administration of Justice Act has made it clear that there can be private investigators who have been contacted because of the issue, and their results are so damning. In fact, EFCC needs to visit Ondo State to ask some questions.
“The purported signature is not from the governor. It is so apparent.”
The lawyer maintained that the doctrine of necessity, which allowed the deputy governor to take over the reign of power till the governor resumes should be embraced.
Ajulo noted that there is a presumption that the governor is incapacitated, adding that the only way to counter that is to present him (Akeredolu).
“Why are some people sitting on the provisional constitutions? It is obvious that some people are holding the state by the jugular and using the present situation to loot the state’s wealth.
“DSS recently has been going around. Other security agencies should embrace the same. Questions bordering on the missing N7.5 billion in the state should be asked, and who gave the approval should not be left out.
“The governor owes it a duty to speak with his people if his health can since he’s been funded with the same taxpayer’s money or do the necessary constitutional duties.
“His deputy was selected by him and possibly his party members before he ran for office. I don’t think he would have selected someone he had no trust in,” he added.