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Friday, 24 February 2017

BREAKING: Rotimi Akeredolu sworn in as Ondo state governor




A new chapter has been opened in the history of Ondo, today, as Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has been sworn in as governor of the state.


Akeredolu, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and former commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state emerged winner in the November 26, 2016 governorship election held in the state.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko has already handed over to Akeredolu.
Chief Judge of the state, Justice Osoba  performed the swearing-in for Akeredolu and
his deputy, Mr. Agboola at Akure city stadium.
Akeredolu defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) and 16 other governorship candidates to emerge winner of the election.
Mimiko formally handed over to Akeredolu and held a meeting with him at the governor’s office in Akure.
Born in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state, Akeredolu attended the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife where he graduated with a degree in Law.
He served as a commissioner in the state and contested the gubernatorial election in 2012 but lost to Governor Mimiko of the PDP. At the inauguration ceremony today, eminent personalities, including the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were said to be in attendance.  governors, members of the state and National Assemblies, captains of industries and politicians from across the country were also present.
Meanwhile, the newly sworn-in governor has approached the Court of Appeal, Akure to upturn a judgment of an High Court sitting in Akure that barred the  government from dissolving the local government administration in the state.



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