BREAKING NEWS: Lucky Aiyedatiwa appoints Olayide Owolabi Adelami as Ondo State deputy governor

Olayide Owolabi Adelami

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has appointed Olayide Owolabi Adelami as the deputy governor. 

Adelami, a native of Owo, the same hometown as the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, is a former deputy clerk of the National Assembly. 

The Ondo State House of Assembly is set to screen Adelami on Thursday, 25th January 2024, according to reports.

Earlier Wednesday, January 24, 2024, the governor sacked all commissioners, senior special assistants (SSAs) and special assistants (SAs) appointed by Akeredolu and directed them to immediately hand over to the permanent secretaries or the most senior administrative officers in their respective offices.

Aiyedatiwa, 59, formerly Ondo deputy governor, was sworn in as the substantive governor of the South-West state on December 27, 2023, following the death of Akeredolu.

The former deputy governor survived an impeachment plot by some Akeredolu’s allies in the Ondo State House of Assembly when the ex-governor was ill.

There are three senatorial districts in the state and the politics of rotation of power also operates locally. While the new governor, from the Ilaje Local Government Area, is from Ondo South, the late governor was from the Owo Local Government Area in Ondo North.

Many had thought the new governor would pick his deputy from Ondo Central but Aiyedatiwa, a former commissioner of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), settled for Akeredolu’s kinsman in Owo, from Ondo North, Channels Television also reported.
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