BREAKING: Aiyedatiwa Storms Governor’s Office for Swearing-In Ceremony

BREAKING: Aiyedatiwa Storms Governor’s Office for Swearing-In Ceremony

  • The baton of administrative power has shifted in Ondo State, and Lucky Aiyedatiwa is the new Ondo State governor
  • Aiyedatiwa's assuming office became necessary following the announcement of the demise of his late principal, Rotimi Akeredolu
  • The late governor was reported to have passed on the way of his elders on Wednesday, December 27

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

Akure, Ondo - Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has officially taken over the reins of Ondo State in a swearing-in ceremony at the governor’s office.

This transition comes in the wake of the passing of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu earlier on Wednesday, December 27.

Ondo State has sworn-in a new governor.
Governor Akeredolu passed away on Wednesday, December 27, after a long battle with leukaemia. Photo Credit: TVC
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Aiyedatiwa’s journey to assuming the role of Ondo State Governor spanned a year, marked by Akeredolu’s health challenges and eventual demise from prostate cancer treatment in Germany.

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Aiyedatiwa’s impeachment plot

During this period, Aiyedatiwa faced challenges, including an impeachment plot by Akeredolu’s allies in the Ondo State House of Assembly and opposition from the late governor’s supporters.

The state’s political landscape saw controversy, with activists and constitutional lawyers urging Akeredolu to follow the provisions of the 1999 Constitution by transferring power to Aiyedatiwa.

Akeredolu, who had been in and out of hospitals abroad, succumbed to complications from prostate cancer in the early hours of Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

In a significant development on December 13, 2023, before his final medical trip overseas, the late governor officially transmitted power to Aiyedatiwa.

Unfortunately, Akeredolu, a two-term governor, did not survive, passing away at the age of 67 during his treatment in Germany.

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Akeredolu: Prominent Pastor reveals prophecy on who will become Ondo governor in 2024

Meanwhile, Prophet Ifetayo Afinjuomo has said that a man from Ileoluji/Okeigbo will become governor when the next Ondo state gubernatorial election is conducted.

Prophet Afinjuomo's prophecy came to light amid the death of Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state.

Legit.ng reports that Akeredolu, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), died on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the age of 67.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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