By Ojukwu Emmanuel Chiadikaobi
Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has officially nominated Olayide Adelami, a former Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly and APC chieftain from Owo, as the next deputy governor.
Adelami, who retired from his National Assembly position in April 2018, previously contested for the APC primary ticket in 2020 alongside the late Rotimi Akeredolu, the then-incumbent governor.
Background and Political History of Olayide Adelami
Known for his active participation in politics and strong ties to the APC, Adelami has now emerged as the governor’s nominee for the deputy governor role.
Confirmation of Nomination by Governor’s Spokesperson
Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Aiyedatiwa, verified Adelami’s nomination in a conversation with The Gazette on Wednesday afternoon. The official announcement is expected to be made by the House of Assembly later in the day.
Swift Nomination Following Political Changes
This nomination follows swiftly on the heels of Governor Aiyedatiwa’s dissolution of the State Executive Council and the removal of all aides associated with former governor Akeredolu. The public had been vocal in their demands for the appointment of a deputy governor after Aiyedatiwa assumed the governorship.
Anticipation for Legislative Confirmation
As the nomination awaits official confirmation by the House of Assembly, there is palpable anticipation surrounding the legislative process that will potentially designate Olayide Adelami as the deputy governor of Ondo State. This political maneuver is poised to establish a new leadership structure in the state, reflecting the evolving political landscape.