BREAKING: Ondo Assembly Declares Aiyedatiwa Acting Governor


By Kamsi Anayo

The Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, on Wednesday, declared Deputy Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa as acting governor, following the receipt of the letter from Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu transmitting power to him.

He, however, clarified that a constitutional procedure is required, and he would direct the Clerk of the House to provide his consent to the Secretary of the State Government.

Oladiji said that he had told the House members about the meeting with President Bola Tinubu and that they had accepted the governor’s letter.

According to the speaker, there won’t be any sitting on the matter as he will release a press statement after concluding the process of transmitting power to the deputy governor.

Aiyedatiwa will now take over the duties of the governor in an acting capacity until a formal declaration to the contrary is made, according to the Speaker’s statement.

“Following the Doctor’s advice on the need for medical follow-up after recuperating, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON has forwarded the letter on medical leave to the State House of Assembly.

“Receiving the letter on behalf of other lawmakers, the Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji said the Governor’s action is in line with Section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

“According to the letter, his Deputy, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa would now assume the responsibilities of the governor in an acting capacity until there is a written declaration to the contrary.” He statement read in part


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