By Temitope Adedeji
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo State and his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Wednesday took their oaths of office to pilot the affairs of the State for a second term.
With the oath administered by the Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu successfully became the 6th democratically elected governor of Ondo State.
Akeredolu and Lucky Aiyedatiwa had emerged victorious in the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State.
The inauguration ceremony of Akeredolu’s second term was held at the Ondo State Culture and Event Centre (The DOME), Akure.
Although the venue was filled to capacity, the ceremony was done in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols, just as security operatives were fully on ground to maintain peace and order.
Some of the dignitaries who thronged the venue of the inauguration included, the Ekiti State Governor; Dr Kayode Fayemi, his counterparts from Lagos, Ogun, Edo and Osun states; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dapo Abiodun, Godwin Obaseki, and Gboyega Oyetola.
Also in attendance were the APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; the pioneer National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande; former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; traditional rulers, religious leaders, eminent personalities from within and outside the state and politicians.