Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has disbanded the media crew attached to the office of his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
This comes amidst alleged rift between Aiyedatiwa and his boss, Akeredolu, who just returned from Germany where he went for medical leave.
A statement made available to journalists by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde, Tuesday noted that all media aides appointed by Akeredolu and seconded to the office of the deputy governor have been relieved of their appointments with immediate effect.
The affected aides include: Press Secretary to the Governor, Kenneth Odusola; Special Assistant to Governor (New Media), Okunniga Oladipupo; and Special Assistant to the Governor (Photography), Abayomi Samson Adefolalu.
The statement read: “They are to submit all government properties in their possession to the Acting Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor. Similarly, the press crew attached to the office of the deputy governor has been disbanded.
“Consequently, all members of the press crew are to report back to their various ministries and stations.”
Equally, Akeredolu directed the Ministry of Information and Orientation to provide adequate coverage for the activities of the deputy’s governor office henceforth.