Removal Plot: Drag me to Court if… —Akeredolu tells Ondo CJ lawyer

Press statement

The attention of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has been drawn to a statement made by Mr. Jubrin Okutepa, SAN, lead counsel to the state Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, suggesting that the state government’s reaction to a court ruling on the alleged plan to remove the CJ from office was “contemptuous”.

This statement by the CJ’s lead counsel did not come to the Governor as a surprise. Only people who understand the import of the Government statements would refrain from blunders.

Moreover, Governor Akeredolu recognizes the profundity of civility. Nevertheless, he also understands that civility is not common. He, however, takes no offense in the outburst of the lead counsel.

Governor Akeredolu challenges Mr. Okutepa to feel free to approach the court if he truly finds the reaction “contemptuous”.

Signed:
Olabode Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
June 20, 2021