Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has nominated Olayide Adelami as his deputy governor.

This came a few hours after the governor dismissed all commissioners and special advisers on Wednesday.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Ebenezer Adeniyan, in a statement on Wednesday announced that the nomination for the position of the new deputy governor has been submitted to the state House of Assembly for approval.

“His nomination will be announced by the House of Assembly later today,” the statement read.

Chief Adelami who hails from Owo, Owo local government area, retired as Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly in April 2018.

Adelami was an APC governorship 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.

Meanwhile, Governor Aiyedatiwa has dissolved the State Executive Council.

The governor also relieved all Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants of their duties.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan, on Wednesday, the governor said the development would take immediate effect.

The statement read, “All members of the cabinet are to immediately hand over to the Permanent Secretaries or the most senior administrative officers in their respective offices.

“All the affected officials are directed to hand over all government properties in their possession.

“The governor thanks the affected officials for their services and contributions to the development of the state.”

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