Revealed: 2 Nigerian Politicians Aiyedatiwa May Appoint as Ondo Deputy Governor

Dec 31, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • There is a new sheriff in town in Ondo state, but he (Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa) needs a right-hand man
  • Legit.ng reports that Aiyedatiwa was sworn in as governor of Ondo state on Wednesday, December 27
  • This follows the death of the Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, after a prolonged battle with cancer

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

Akure, Ondo state Lucky Aiyedatiwa, governor of Ondo state, had begun to shop for a deputy governor.

As reported by The Punch on Friday, December 29, Aiyedatiwa had begun to shop for a deputy governor.

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Presently, Ondo state has no deputy governor. Photo credit: Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa
Source: Facebook

Ondo: Aiyedatiwa still hunting for deputy

A source in the governor’s office said Aiyedatiwa might pick one of the cabinet members, adding that Ondo‘s No.1 citizen had been holding meetings with political stakeholders in and outside the state in his search for a suitable and loyal deputy governor.

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According to the source, the governor is looking towards either the northern or central senatorial districts of the state. Ondo state is an All Progressives Congress (APC-governed) state.

The source listed possible choices as the chief of staff (CoS) to the former governor, Olugbenga Ale; and the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Razak Obe.

The source said:

“In a couple of days, the deputy governor will be announced. The governor is still searching for a person who will be very loyal and supportive. He is very likely to pick among the ones that are very loyal to him in the cabinet of the late Governor Akeredolu.

“He has been meeting with some APC leaders in the southern senatorial district on the matter.”

2 candidates for Ondo deputy governor:

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  1. Razak Obe
  2. Olugbenga Ale

Aiyedatiwa meets with Tinubu in Lagos

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Aiyedatiwa, on Thursday, December 28, met with President Bola Tinubu.

According to Vanguard newspaper, Aiyedatiwa was in the Lagos home of President Tinubu to inform him of his intention to run in the 2024 Ondo state governorship election

Ondo: NANS backs Gov Aiyedatiwa

Legit.ng also reported that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) passed a vote of confidence on Aiyedatiwa.

NANS, through the national clerk of the senate district, Okunomo Henry Adewumi, said the new Ondo No.1 citizen performed well during his previous role as acting governor.

Akeredolu of Ondo state dies

Meanwhile, Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state died after suffering from a prolonged illness that took him out of the country.

Akeredolu died of prolonged leukaemia on Wednesday morning, December 27.

Source: Legit.ng





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