BREAKING: Gov Aiyedatiwa Sacks Akeredolu's Commissioners, Other Appointees

BREAKING: Gov Aiyedatiwa Sacks Akeredolu's Commissioners, Other Appointees

  • The Ondo state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has sacked all the commissioners and aides as he dissolved the state executive council
  • This came barely three weeks after he was sworn in as the governor of the state following the sudden death of his former boss, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu
  • Virtually all the affected commissioners and aides served under Akeredolu's administration, and he had earlier had an issue with them when the former was sick journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Akure, Ondo - Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the governor of Ondo state, has announced the dissolution of the state executive council immediately.

The governor, recently sworn in, declared that the commissioners should hand over the office property to the permanent secretaries or most senior administrative officers in their ministries.

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Ondo governor sacks all commissioners, aides Photo Credit: Lucky Aiyedatiwa
Source: Twitter

Why Governor Aiyedatiwa sacked commissioners in Ondo

This was disclosed in a statement by the governor's chief press secretary, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, on Wednesday morning, January 24, Daily Trust reported.

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The statement partly reads:

“All members of the Cabinet are to immediately hand over to the Permanent Secretaries or the most senior administrative officers in their respective offices.”

Governor Aiyedatiwa also announced the sacking of all aides while expressing his appreciation to members for contributing their quota to the growth of the Ondo state.

The statement further reads:

“Also, all Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and Special Assistants (SAs) are relieved of their duties, with immediate effect.”

Ondo Governor Aiyedatiwa dissolved the cabinet

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Many of The aides and commissioners appointed by the immediate past Governor Rotimi Akeredou were all asked to leave.

This is coming barely three weeks after the governor took over the affairs of the state after the sudden death of Governor Akeredolu in December.

Before becoming governor, Aiyedatiwa has a strong political rift with the camp of the late Akeredolu.

President Bola Tinubu had to intervene but did not get the desired results.

APC Primary: Governor Aiyedatiwa accused of forging UI certificate earlier reported that Ondo Governor Aiyedatiwa had been charged with parading forged academic credentials as the APC prepared for its governorship primary in April.

Ondo State Redemption Initiative (OSRI) warned the APC against presenting Aiyedatiwa as its governorship candidate in the forthcoming state election.

The group alleged that the claim by Governor Aiyedatiwa that he had a diploma from the University of Ibadan in 2001 was false, citing evidence.


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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: or call 08161717844

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