JUST IN: Aiyedatiwa Names Ex-NASS Deputy Clerk, Olayide Adelami, Deputy Governor


News Investigators/ In a deft political move to position himself for the next governorship race, the governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has nominated a former deputy clerk to the National Assembly, Olayide Adelami, as his deputy governor.

Mr. Adelami who hails from Owo, Owo local government area, hometown of the late governor Akeredolu.

Judging from the zoning arrangement in Ondo State, the next governor is expected to emerge from Ondo South where Mr. Aiyedatiwa hails from. The late Mr. Akeredolu emerged governor from the North senatorial zone of the state while former governor Olusegun Mimiko took Ondo Central turn when he became governor in 2007.

The new deputy governor retired as deputy clerk to the National Assembly in April 2018 after attaining the retirement age.

Mr. Adelami was an All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial aspirant in 2020 but stepped down for the late Akeredolu.

He was first enlisted into the Federal Civil Service as an Accountant II in December 1983 and later posted to resume to the Treasury Department of the Accountant General of the Federation office.

Mr. Aiyedatiwa had on Wednesday sacked all the commissioners, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants and dissolved the entire Ondo State Executive Council in a bid to start on a clean slate.


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