Aiyedatiwa to be sworn in as Ondo gov today



Ondo State acting governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, will be sworn
in as the substantive governor of the state today.


This development followed the death of Governor Rotimi
Akeredolu in Germany. Vanguard gathered in Akure, that Aiyedatiwa would be
sworn in by 4 p.m. today.


A reliable source at the state House of Assembly said that
“it’s true that the acting governor would be sworn in today by 4 p.m.


“He is presently out of the state. As soon as he’s back, the
Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olusegun Odusola, will swear him in as the



Recall that the state Information and Orientation
Commissioner, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, announced the death of the governor
via a statement in Akure.


Ademola-Olateju, in the statement, described Akeredolu, as
an extraordinary leader.


The statement read: “With a heavy heart, the Ondo State
Government announces the tragic passing of our beloved Governor, Arakunrin
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).


“Mr. Governor peacefully departed from this world in the
early hours of today, Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

“This tragedy has left behind a profound void in our hearts.
Governor Akeredolu answered the eternal call while receiving medical treatment
in Germany.


“He succumbed to complications arising from protracted
prostate cancer.


“A letter has been sent to President Bola Tinubu to
officially inform him of this devastating news.


“The Family and the Ondo State Government appreciate Mr.
President for his support for Governor Akeredolu during his illness.


“The family and the state government will release further
details regarding the funeral arrangements.


“Governor Akeredolu was an extraordinary leader whose
unwavering dedication to the state and its people was both commendable and


“He not only served as the Governor of Ondo State but also
emerged as a prominent advocate for the entire Southwest region and the nation.


“Governor Akeredolu was a courageous leader and an exemplar
of integrity. The weight of this loss is truly unbearable.


“However, we find solace in the knowledge that Arakunrin
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu lived a purposeful life, devoted to the service of God Almighty.


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