Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has been urged to hand over the affairs of the state to his deputy, Agboola Ajayi.
Akeredolu is in isolation receiving treatment for coronavirus infection and his deputy, with whom he is having a long-running battle, wants to rule in his stead.
The governor has said he would not hand over to Ajayi.
According to BK NEWS, Ajayi, in his reply to the governor's comment, issued a 21-day ultimatum to Akeredolu to obey the provisions of the constitution as required by his legal profession.
“Ordinarily, one expects Mr Governor to bring to bear on governance his background as a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN).
"But it is rather surprising and worrisome that the Governor has chosen the part of perversin of justice, by allowing his close aides to go astray in a matter of constitutionality," said Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi.
Governor Akeredolu is seeking another four-year term in office in Ondo elections later this year but he is at odds with his deputy, Ajayi.
Despite testing positive for coronavirus, Governor Akeredolu vowed not to transmit power to Ajayi, his deputy governor in an acting capacity.
Akeredolu, who is in isolation and undergoing treatment at home said there was no reason for him to hand over to the deputy governor.
The governor, speaking through Donald Ojogo, the state commissioner for information and orientation, described Ajayi as the greatest threat to his administration.
He added that the deputy governor has since left the APC and governance.
Akeredolu said at the time of receiving his test result, he was asymptomatic but had since gone into self-isolation.