Aiyedatiwa sworn in as Ondo governor

Lucky Aiyedatiwa Ondo
Lucky Aiyedatiwa

Lucky Aiyedatiwa has been sworn in as the governor of Ondo State following the death of Rotimi Akeredolu.

The swearing-in took place on Wednesday at the Government House, Alagbaka in Akure administered by the chief judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola.

Akeredolu, according to the state government, died of prostate cancer.

“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,” Aiyedatiwa said in his opening remarks as the number one citizen of the state.

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“Today’s event has placed a burden on all of us to stay together as one because we have to onerous responsibility to continue to sustain the legacies of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, which was good governance.

“We now have the responsibility to complete them. It is necessary for us to acknowledge with pride, the wonderful achievements and legacies of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, CON.”

Present to witness the swearing-in were 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 House of Assembly.