Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state sworn in for second term

Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state sworn in for second term

- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has officially begun his second administration

- The governor was sworn in for another four years on Wednesday, February 24

- The deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, also took the oath of office during the ceremony

- Godwin Obaseki was among governors who were present at the event

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The governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN), was on Wednesday, February 24, sworn-in for a second term after winning the last gubernatorial election.

Governor Akeredolu alongside his running mate, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, took the oath of office in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday, The Nation reports.

The All Progressive Congressive (APC) southwest governor was accompanied by his wife, Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu and children.

Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state sworn in for second term
Governor Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, took the oath of office in Ondo (@GovRotimiAkeredolu)
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Among governors who attended the occasion held at the International Culture and Event Centre in Akure were those of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Edo, Godwin Obaseki; Osun, Gboyega Oyetola; Ogun, Dapo Abiodun; and Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi.

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Other prominent Nigerian politicians in attendance were former Senate president, Ken Nnamani, Iyiola Omisore, Ibikunle Amosun.

Moreover, some Yoruba first-class traditional leaders were given seats of high recognition during the event.

Earlier, the Ondo governor announced the dissolution of his cabinet. He made the announcement on Thursday, February 18, during the valedictory meeting of the state executive council meeting.

Akeredolu disclosed that he was dissolving his cabinet ahead of his second-term inauguration scheduled for Wednesday, February 24.

He thanked the officials who served on his cabinet for their service to Ondo state.

Akeredolu said they had worked together as one and the interest of the state had remained paramount throughout their services to the state government.


Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.


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