Lucky Aiyedatiwa sworn in as Ondo Governor after Akeredolu’s death


The acting governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has been sworn in as the state governor.

This followed the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Wednesday at the age of 67.

The swearing-in ceremony was presided over by the Chief Justice of Ondo, Justice Olusegun Odusola, who was sworn in by Akeredolu as the 12th Chief Judge of the state in February 2023.

 Akeredolu died on Wednesday in Germany – an incident which had generated reactions and condolences from several quarters.

The governor battled cancer until his death.

The 67-year-old politician returned to Nigeria in September after a three-month medical leave in Germany and only recently proceeded on another one after President Bola Tinubu directed him to hand over power to his deputy, Aiyedatiwa.

His deputy, Aiyedatiwa had been standing in as Acting Governor.

Following his return to Nigeria in September, Akeredolu stayed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and tried to govern his state from there, leading to public outrage.


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