Akeredolu takes charge as Governor of Ondo State, sues for unity
Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) at exactly 11:34am on Friday took oath of office as the 6th governor of Ondo State at a colourful ceremony graced by top members of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The exercise was preceded by the swearing in of his deputy, Alfred Ajayi .
Akeredolu caused a major upset when he defeated Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the incumbent party in the governorship election last year. He polled 244,842 votes, while Jegede, who came second, gleaned 150,380 votes.
Two governors, Abiola Ajimobi and Godwin Obaseki of Oyo and Edo states respectively as well as the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed were among the dignitaries at the event.
The APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, President of the Senate Bukola Saraki, Minister of Labour and Productivity Senator Chris Ngige, Chief Segun Osoba, Minister of Solid Minerals Dr Kayode Fayemi, were also in attendance.
Governor Akeredolu in his speech said he would run an all-inclusive government that would see to the development of Ondo State. He urged every citizen of the state to join hand with him to build a state everybody would call home.