Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the withdrawal of all the branded vehicles he donated for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and the party's candidates during the 2019 general election.
The memo, which was signed by Isiaka Yusuf, the Senior Special Adviser on Political Matters to the Governor, and sent to both the elected lawmakers and the 18 LGA chairmen,read:
“I have been directed by Mr. Governor to withdraw the branded Sienna in your possession,”
“You are required to submit the vehicle to the office of the SSA (Political Matters) on or before Friday 12th April 2019. Please, kindly comply. SSA (Political Matters).”
The branded vehicles ,which includes buses and Toyota Sienas, were given to the party chairmen and elected members of the Ondo State House of Assembly respectively , at an elaborate event in December.
The motives behind the withdrawal of the branded campaign vehicles were not known to the party members, who have been grumbling underground since the decision was effected.