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Aiyedatiwa picks Akeredolu’s kinsman Olaide Adelami as deputy after dissolving cabinet

Ondo State Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Wednesday announced his nomination of a former deputy clerk of the National Assembly, Olaide Adelami, as deputy governor of the state.

This came a few hours after the governor sacked all the commissioners and special advisers on Wednesday.

In a statement issued by his chief press secretary Ebenezer Adeniyan, Aiyedatiwa said he had sent his nomination to the House of Assembly for approval.

“His nomination will be announced by the House of Assembly later today,” the statement read.

Adelami retired as deputy clerk to the National Assembly in April 2018. He hails hails from Owo, Owo Local Government Area, the same LGA as Aiyedatiwa’s former boss, the late Rotimi Akeredolu.

Adelami was an APC governorship aspirant in 2020 but stepped down for the late Akeredolu.

Aiyedatiwa was on December 27, 2023, sworn in as the substantive governor of the state following the death of Akeredolu. Akeredolu, aged 67, passed away while undergoing treatment for prostate cancer in a German hospital.

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