Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has explained that his selection of Olayide Adelami as Deputy Governor and Tayo Oluwatuyi as Secretary to the State Government was primarily based on their extensive experience.
The Global News had reported that Adelami was nominated and screened by the Ondo State House of Assembly earlier in the week. Days after the appointment, Governor Aiyedatiwa explained why he chose him as his Deputy.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan,
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State on Friday, in Akure.
He quoted the governor saying: “The time for a deputy governor has come, because the responsibilities have been immense, and I am grateful for the capable hands of Dr. Adelami and the prompt action of the SSG, Hon. Oluwatuyi, who has already begun his duties.”
Governor Aiyedatiwa expressed heartfelt appreciation for the warm welcome, thanking the people of the State for their support for his administration since inception.
“Two days ago, we dissolved the former executive council, not in discord but as part of the necessary transition. I presented the name of Dr. Olayide Adelami to the House of Assembly for consideration, and it was promply approved.
“I am deeply moved by the outpouring of support and the warm welcome orchestrated by Deputy Governor designate and the SSG. Their initiative to express appreciation through this rally speaks volumes about their dedication to serving the people and fostering unity within the state”, he said.