Workers Boo Ondo Commissioner after Cabinet Dissolution
A mild drama occurred on Wednesday as the former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Ondo State, Charles Titiloye, was booed by workers at the state Ministry of Justice.
This followed the dissolution of the State Executive Council by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa earlier in the day.
In a video seen online, the workers besieged the corridor leading to the office of the commissioner as they taunted him with abusive songs.
They were also heard chanting, “Titiloye has locked himself up, he can’t step out.”
The protest lasted while they waited for him to exit the premises after the announcement.
It, however, took the intervention of a team of policemen who arrived at the premises to calm the situation.
The workers who were unbothered by the presence of the security operatives, booed the commissioner as he finally stepped out of his office.
Titiloye, who was guarded by policemen, thereafter entered his vehicle and drove hurriedly out of the premises.
The governor who announced the dissolution in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan, also relieved all Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants of their duties, adding that the development would take immediate effect.
The statement read, “All members of the cabinet are to immediately hand over to the Permanent Secretaries or the most senior administrative officers in their respective offices.
“All the affected officials are directed to hand over all government properties in their possession.
“The governor thanks the affected officials for their services and contributions to the development of the state.”
Aiyedatiwa was on December 27, 2023, sworn in as the substantive governor of the state following the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Akeredolu, aged 67, passed away while undergoing treatment for prostate cancer in a German hospital.
Before his death, Akeredolu had transferred power to Aiyedatiwa via a letter to the state House of Assembly on December 13, 2023, when he was to proceed on medical leave in Germany.
The development followed the intervention of President Tinubu who intervened in the crisis that resulted from the failure of Akeredolu to hand over to his deputy after he returned to the country from Germany in September 2023.