- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has been sworn-in for the second term in office
- The ceremony was done in Akure, the capital of Ondo state on Wednesday, February 24
- Akeredolu also declared that Governor Obaseki would soon leave PDP for APC
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has specially thanked Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, for coming for his second term inauguration.
The Nation reports Akeredolu while giving a vote of thanks to dignitaries, appreciated Obaseki, saying that he would make sure he brings him back to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that Obaseki had defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2020 election.
Obaseki’s defection followed his disqualification to contest for the governorship by the APC screening committee for the election. He eventually won the election on the platform of the PDP.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Akeredolu was on Wednesday, February 24, sworn-in for a second term after winning the last gubernatorial election.
It was reported that the governor alongside his running mate, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, took the oath of office in Akure, the state capital.
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.
Akeredolu had 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.
According to him, they had worked together as one and the interest of the state had remained paramount throughout their services to the state government.
In a related report, Governor Obaseki accused the Adam Oshiomhole administration of defrauding the Edo people under the guise of the N30bn Benin stormwater project.
Obaseki made the allegation on Monday, February 22, when he inspected the Textile Mill Road catchment of the project in Benin City.
The Edo governor claimed the project was a ruse that had no benefit for the people of the Edo state, adding that his administration would probe the project and recover money stolen.
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Source: Legit Nigeria