Akeredolu Denies Demanding Bribe From Councillors To Extend Their Tenure

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor on Ondo, says he is not involved in the reported demand of money from the 203 supervisory councillors in the state to extend their tenure in office. 
Some caretaker chairmen were reportedly demanding N20,000 each from the councillors to bribe some people in the government to elongate their tenure.
Some of the councillors were said to have made the payment to their respective chairmen.
However, the governor, in a statement by Yemi Olowolabi, the state commissioner for information, said he never asked anybody to pay money for tenure elongation.
Akeredolu also warned that any caretaker chairman found guilty would be prosecuted while warning the councillors not to make any such payment.
“The attention of Ondo State Government has been drawn to a malicious falsehood allegedly being peddled by some caretaker chairmen in the state that Governor Akeredolu had mandated all serving supervisors in the 18 local government areas to contribute N20,000 each to facilitate the extension of their tenure in office,” the statement read.

“The governor hereby dissociates himself from this blatant fraud and warns all the 203 supervisors in our 18 local government areas not to fall prey to the antics of any chairman, asking them to contribute N20,000 tenure extension fees.”


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