BREAKING NEWS! Akeredolu takes oath of office, becoming Ondo’s new governor


Ondo State now has a new governor, as Rotimi Akeredolu, a senior advocate of Nigeria, on Friday took the oath of office as the sixth democratically-elected governor of the state.







 
Akeredolu after winning in his polling booth


With this victory, the governor-elect of Ondo state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Akeredolu, now takes on the responsibility of bringing everyone on board, to continue from where the PDP governor, Dr, Olusegun Mimiko stopped.

In the meantime, the governor-elect says his victory is a clear demonstration of the will of the people of Ondo state.

He believes that “the people have spoken and have indeed spoken well”, as he would go straight into work, to bring about improvement in all aspects of the state’s economy.

According to him, “there has been obvious neglect of people in the rural areas, and his government will focus more on grass-root development.


This is the second time he will be contesting as governor or Ondo state, having lost the first time to governor Olusegun Mimiko of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Earlier, Ajayi Agboola was sworn into office as deputy governor.
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, including Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande attended the event held in Akure, the state capital.

Mr. Tinubu’s attendance signaled a truce between him and the new governor after the controversy that trailed November’s gubernatorial elections.

Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, and Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governor’s forum, also witnessed the transfer of power from the PDP to APC.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and state governors of Ogun, Niger, Kogi, Sokoto and Oyo states were also all in attendance.



Rotimi Akeredolu taking oath as the new governor, Ondo state


                                Source: Premium Times
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