The All Progressives Congress has has set up a panel headed by former Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari to resolve the crisis between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The party’s spokesperson, Bala Ibrahim, said the ruling party was resorting to internal mechanism to resolve the crisis.
Ibrahim said the leadership of the party was not making noise about it because it was a sensitive issue.
He said, “I don’t think the party will want an internal affair to go out of hand. You are aware that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has just returned from a sick leave and the party has an internal mechanism for settling dispute.
“I am sure that option has not been exhausted. It is not for the party to start debating this on the pages of newspapers or in the media.”
Ibrahim said it was not true that some powers that be had hijacked his government.
“No, the governor is above that. You cannot accuse him of being a lame duck or someone who is not in control of his affairs. For someone who has just returned from a sick leave, I think it will be unfair to drag him into undue conflict at this time.
“He needs time to recuperate properly and he needs the support of the people. Moreover, Akeredolu is a senior lawyer. But I can assure you that it will not go out of hand,” he noted.
Speaking also, Deputy National Organizing Secretary of the party, Nze Chidi Duru, said the feed between both leaders was not something Dr Abdullahi Ganduje-led National Working Committee could leave alone for the state to handle.