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Ondo state deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa gets sworn as governor after demise of Gov. Akeredolu

Boom RadioNG | December 27, 2023
Governor of Ondo State Lucky Aiyedatiwa

The Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has been sworn in as the governor of the Ondo State.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Cocoa Conference Hall in the governor’s office in Akure, the state capital and was administered by the chief judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola at 5:18 pm this evening.

In his opening remarks, the new governor said “It is with a heavy heart that I accept this honorous responsibility of taking over the reins of governance  and affairs of our state after the unfortunate loss and passing of our beloved governor and leader and my dear principal arakurin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu,”

 

Governor of Ondo State Lucky Aiyedatiwa

Governor of Ondo State Lucky Aiyedatiwa

Present at the swearing-in are other judges and top government officials, including the secretary to the state government and members of the state cabinet, the state All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman and members of the state house of assembly.

His inauguration followed the death of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu earlier in the day.

The second-term governor before his death, transmitted power to his deputy Aiyedatiwa on December 13, 2023, as he embarked on a fresh medical trip overseas, the second one in 2023.

 

 

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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