Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has described the emergence of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN as the 6th democratically elected governor of Ondo State as a further assurance of the unity among the Southwest States of Nigeria.
The Ogun State governor stated this, on Friday, while speaking with journalists, shortly after witnessing the swearing in of Akeredolu in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Governor Amosun said it would be in the best interest of the Yoruba race for all the states in the region to collaborate for the common good and development of all.
Assuring that Akeredolu’s years of experience as a successful lawyer would positively rub off on Ondo State, Governor Amosun appealed to the people to give the new governor the much-needed support. “This is the time he needs more of the people’s support,” Amos said.
Also speaking at the event, Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Right Hon. Suraj Adekunbi said Akeredolu’s emergence is a plus and a dream come true for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adekunbi said Akeredolu’s emergence at the helms of affairs in Ondo State will create a platform for better integration of the southwest geopolitical zone while paving way for the region to witness unprecedented development.
Akeredolu was sworn-in as the 6th democratically elected Governor of Ondo State in a colourful ceremony alongside his Deputy, Mr. Ajayi Alfred Agboola. They were both sworn in by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Temitayo Osoba.
Governor Akeredolu after taking the oath of office, allegiance, and secrecy stepped into a motorcade to wave to the people of Ondo State assuring them of a new beginning.
While thanking the people for giving him the mantle of leadership, Governor Akeredolu asked for their support and cooperation. He assured them that his government would fulfill his electioneering campaign promises.
The colourful ceremony was witnessed by a large turnout of party faithful as well as national leaders of the APC including Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Chief Bisi Akande; Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Minister of Communication, Abdul Kareem Adebayo Shittu; Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige and Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Others include Governor Aminu Tambuwwal of Sokoto State, his counterparts from Oyo and Ekiti State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and Mr. Ayodele Fayose as well as former governors of Ogun and Osun, Chief Olusegun Osoba, and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola respectively.
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Ogun State Governor.