A group under the aegis of Ondo State Conscience Movement has urged the Ondo State acting governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa to open an investigation into allegations of alleged forgery of Akeredolu’s signature.
The group said the potential misuse of the ailing Governor’s signature could lead to misappropriation of funds, tarnishing the reputation of Ondo State and jeopardizing its developmental endeavours.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by its chairman, Shalom Olaseni noted that an extensive investigation into the alleged signature forgery and the findings must be made public to ensure transparency and to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
Olaseni’s statement reads in parts: “It is imperative to highlight the damaging consequences of the alleged signature forgery. Such actions not only undermine the democratic fabric of the state but also compromise the allocation and utilisation of resources. The potential misuse of the ailing Governor’s signature could lead to misappropriation of funds, tarnishing the reputation of Ondo State and jeopardizing its developmental endeavours.
“The Ondo State Conscience Movement therefore emphatically calls for an extensive investigation into the alleged signature forgery. The findings must be made public to ensure transparency and to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. The Movement asserts that this investigation is not just a matter of legal scrutiny but a crucial step toward reclaiming the integrity of the state’s governance structures.
“In a direct appeal to the acting Governor of Ondo State, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the Ondo State Conscience Movement urges him to exercise his authority and initiate an immediate and exhaustive investigation into the alleged signature forgeries of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s signature by cronies in his cabinet.
“As the current steward of the state’s executive responsibilities, Mr. Aiyedatiwa holds a pivotal role in upholding the principles of justice and accountability. The Movement implores him to champion transparency by demanding a thorough inquiry, ensuring that the findings are made public. This act would not only underscore his commitment to the rule of law but also demonstrate an unwavering dedication to the well-being and integrity of Ondo State.”