The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has dissociated himself from a rumoured allegation of his mandating all serving Supervisors in the18 Local Government Areas of the State to contribute twenty thousand Naira, each, to facilitate the extension of their tenure in office.
This was revealed in a press release by the Ondo State commissioner for information, Yemi Oluwolabi. The statement reads thus:
“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 Oluwarotimi Akeredolu , SAN had mandated
“The Governor hereby dissociates himself from this blatant fraud and warns all the 203 Surpervisors in our 18 Local Government Areas not to fall prey to the antics of any chairman asking them to contribute twenty thousand naira tenure extension fees.
“For avoidance of doubts, the tenure extension of any supervisor is not in the hands of the Caretaker Chairmen who themselves were appointed by the Governor as interim council bosses.
“Finally, the Governor has also warned all Caretaker Chairmen not to embark on the collection of fraudulent, frivolous and vexatious fees from the supervisors or members of the public as anyone who contravenes this order will be prosecuted.”