BREAKING: Ondo New Governor Sworn In Hours After Akeredolu's Death, Video Emerges

BREAKING: Ondo New Governor Sworn In Hours After Akeredolu's Death, Video Emerges

  • Lucky Aiyedatiwa has been sworn in as the substantial governor of Ondo state following the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu
  • Aiyedatiwa was sworn in by the chief judge of the state, Justice Olusegun Olusola, on Wednesday evening
  • Until Akeredolu's death, Aiyedatiwa was the acting governor of the state after the late Akeredolu wrote to the state house of assembly that his deputy would pilot the affairs of the state

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Akure, Ondo - The acting governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has been sworn in as the substantive governor of the state.

Aiyedatiwa’s swearing-in was conducted by the Chief Judge of Ondo state, Justice Olusegun Olusola, following the demise of late governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the early hours of Wednesday, December 27, in Germany.

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Lucky Aiyedatiwa becomes the new Ondo governor after Akeredolu's death Photo Credit: Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa
Source: Twitter

Aiyedatiwa was until the early hours of Wednesday the acting governor of Ondo state due to the medical leave embarked upon by the Akeredolu.

Aiyedatiwa praises, mourns Akeredolu

In his speech after being sworn in, the new governor eulogised his late predecessor describing him as a great son of Ondo State.

He condoled with the Olowo of Owo and the people of Owo on the death of his illustrious predecessor.

The now governor promised to put the people first in his administration describing it as the cornerstone of all that the administration had done before now.

See video of his swearing-in here:

Aiyedatiwa declared as the acting governor of Ondo state

On Wednesday, December 13, the speaker of the Ondo state house of assembly declared Aiyedatiwa as the acting governor of the state.

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The move followed the letter of another medical leave from late governor Akeredola, who stated that his then deputy, Aiyedatiwa, will continue to pilot the affairs of the state.

Until Akeredolu's death, Aiyedatiwa was never formally declared as the acting governor of the state, except for the declaration made by the speaker of the state house of assembly, Olamide Oladiji.

NGF Chairman mourns Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara state has expressed deep emotion about the demise of his Ondo state counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu.

AbdulRasaq, who doubled as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum, said the late governor was an exceptional statesman.

Akeredolu died on Wednesday following a long battle with illness at the state hospital in Lagos months after returning from Germany.

Source: Legit.ng

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