BREAKING: Ondo Commissioner Resigns After Akeredolu's Death

BREAKING: Ondo Commissioner Resigns After Akeredolu's Death

  • Late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's commissioner for infrastructure, land and housing, Raimi Olayiwola Aminu, has resigned his appointment
  • Aminu will be the first commissioner of the late governor, who will resign 24 hours after Akeredolu's death and Lucky Aiyedatiwa's swearing-in
  • Akeredolu died as a result of a prolonged illness, which also resulted in a series of political battles in the state journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Akure, Ondo - Ondo state commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands and Housing, Raimi Aminu, has resigned from his appointment.

This is coming less than 24 hours after Lucky Aiyedatiwa was sworn in as the new Governor of Ondo State following the demise of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, The Nation reported.

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Akeredolu's commissioner resigns in Ondo Photo Credit: Rotimi Akeredolu
Source: Twitter

Why did the Ondo commissioner resign?

Aminu, in a letter addressed to the secretary to the state government, Princess Oladunni Odu, said his resignation took effect from Thursday, December 28.

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Aminu said his decision was anchored on his conscience, as his leader and "dear boss, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON, joined the Saint Triumphant."

“I sincerely thank our dear Arakunrin and the good people of the State for the opportunity to serve in his cabinet as senior special assistant on Lands and infrastructure, special adviser on lands, Works and Infrastructure and Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands and Housing.”

Cause of Governor Akeredolu's death

Former Governor Akeredolu died on Wednesday, December 27, after a prolonged illness. The late governor had earlier spent three months in Germany in a bid to solve his health condition.

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In September, Akeredolu returned to Nigeria but could not continue with governance as he stayed in his private residence in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

After spending some time in Ibadan, he wrote to the state assembly that he would be embarking on another medical leave and that his deputy would be piloting the affairs of the state in his absence.

On December 13, the Ondo state house of assembly declared Aiyedatiwa as the acting governor. Still, he was sworn in as the substantive governor of the state on Wednesday, December 27, hours after Akeredolu's death.

Ondo: 3 Akeredolu’s aides resign as Aiyedatiwa takes over as governor earlier reported that Rotimi Akeredolu, who died on Wednesday, has led to a change of government in Ondo state, and Lucky Aiyedatiwa has been sworn in as the new substantial governor of the state.

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Following the death of Akeredolu, no less than three aides of the former governor have tendered their resignation, citing the untimely death of the employer.

On his part, Aiyedatiwa has made at least five appointments on the day of his swearing-in as the state's new governor.


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