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Why Akeredolu fired his ‘friend’ Olawoye as Attorney-General

Nov 23, 2020

More facts have emerged on how the Attorney General and commissioner for justice in ondo state , Mr. Olawoye Adekola, SAN, was sacked by his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

A source close to the Governor confided in our correspondent that the sacked Attorney General had been having a cold war with the governor shortly after two years in office.

He said Olawoye had “done many things to undermine the Governor simply because they are friends and from same place, Owo”.

“I think the Governor has even tolerated him for too long; no governor could have absorbed what the man was doing to Akeredolu simply because they are from same town, Owo and close friends.

“The whole thing started just about two years into the administration when Olawoye complained about favouritism for some persons from Owo against him, and these are young guys with energy who have been very influential.

“But what was his contribution. He had blackmailed the Governor anywhere he found himself and the worst came about a week ago when he took certain unilateral decisions without the knowledge of the Governor and that caused some embarrassments to the Governor.

“The most important of all is his inability to build consensus among top lawyers in the state. The ministry has been reduced to nothing and we lawyers have so much respect for the Ministry and we think it it the right decision to take.

“The most painful thing that happened was last year when the man without the knowledge of the governor, connived with someone from the South senatorial district to sabotage the appointment of the current deputy Governor elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa from becoming the MD of NDDC. Even when that failed, Aiyedatiwa could not be considered for the position of State rep until the president stopped that process.

“To make matters worse, he was the arrow head of the rumour about the issue of am alleged fake Certificate of Lucky simply because he doesn’t like him. That was the reason he was always fighting for a female to be Akeredolu’s deputy instead of Lucky. So he is a very devious man.

Apart from that, the governor was embarrassed that Lawyers could embark on public protest. Mind you, he was Attorney general and he knows the importance of the profession.

There was no time Olawoye brought the issues that led to the protest to his knowledge. He deliberately wanted to embarrass the Governor with that, ” the source said.

Efforts to speak with Olawoye as at the time of this report prove abortive.

Source: Roving Rrporters

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