A traditionalist, Olu Fagboyegun, has called on President Bola Tinubu, to ensure that the ongoing impeachment proceeding against the deputy governor of Ondo State, Mr. Lucky Aiyeditiwa, does not lead to bloodshed in the state.
Fagboyegun, an indigene of Owo in Ondo state, also called on the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to stop those hurling insults at the people of Ilaje extraction where the Aiyeditiwa hails from to deescalate tension.
Addressing journalists in Osogbo, Osun State on Tuesday, Fagboyegun, who demanded an end to the impeachment proceeding against Aiyeditiwa, recalled how intra-party conflict had in the past plunged Ondo State into crises that led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties.
He urged residents of Ondo state, especially, the youth, to remain calm and allow the Rule of Law to take its cause in the matter.
To prevent the situation from generating further, Fagboyegun demanded an end to the “impeachment proceeding against our duly elected deputy governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyeditiwa. We the people of Ondo state elected him, together with the incumbent governor.
“That the governor should address us (his people), to distance himself from all the unruliness of those hauling barrage of insults at the deputy govenor and the entire Ilaje People.
“That if above fails to materialise, His Excellency, the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should immediately declare of state of emergency in Ondo state before the degenerates into bloodshed,” Fagboyegun said.