BREAKING: After Sacking His Commissioners, Gov Aiyedatiwa Announces Akeredolu's Kinsman As Deputy

BREAKING: After Sacking His Commissioners, Gov Aiyedatiwa Announces Akeredolu's Kinsman As Deputy

  • Ondo Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has announced the appointment of late governor Rotimi Akeredolu's kinsman, Olayide Adelami, as his deputy
  • Adelani's name has reportedly been forwarded to the state house of assembly for screening and confirmation
  • The new deputy governor was a retired clerk of the national assembly and contested for the state governorship seat in 2020 but stepped down for the late Akeredolu

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Akure, Ondo - Ondo state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has nominated Olayide Adelami, a kinsman of late former governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, as his deputy governor.

Chief Adelami, who hails from Owo local government area of the state, retired as deputy clerk to the National Assembly in April 2018.

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Ondo state gets new deputy governor Photo Credit: Lucky Aiyedatiwa
Source: Twitter

Ondo deputy governor Olayide Adelami's profile

Adelami was an APC governorship aspirant in 2020 but stepped down for the late Akeredolu, Leadership reported.

He was first enlisted into the federal civil service as an accountant II in December 1983 and later posted to resume to the treasury department at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

This is coming a few hours after Governor Aiyedatiwa sacked all the commissioners appointed by the late Governor Akeredolu.

Aiyedatiwa, on Wednesday, January 24, also sacked all aides appointed by the immediate past governor following the dissolution of the state executive council.

Aiyedatiwa sacks Akeredolu's commissioners

The dissolution of the state executive council was announced by the governor's chief press secretary, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, in a statement.

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This is coming barely three weeks after the governor took over the affairs of the state after the sudden death of his predecessor.

Before becoming governor, Aiyedatiwa had a strong political rift with the camp of the late Akeredolu, as there were calls that he should be sworn in as the acting governor as a result of the long absence of the latter.

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

Governor Aiyedatiwa accused of forging UI certificate

Legit.ng earlier reported that Aiyedatiwa was 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 Aiyedatiwa that he had a diploma from the University of Ibadan in 2001 was false.

Source: Legit.ng

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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 Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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