The demise of Rotimi Akeredolu, who passed away in the early hours of Wednesday after a long battle with Cancer prompted an automatic shake-up in the government of Ondo State.

The erstwhile Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Wednesday took the oath of office as the new Governor.

Lucky Aiyedatiwa Sworn In As New Ondo State Governor
Lucky Aiyedatiwa Sworn In As New Ondo State Governor

With Aiyedatiwa as Governor of Ondo State, the position of Deputy Governor is now vacant.

Now, this position has to be filled in the coming days, but the big question is, who will it be?

This has led to some political calculations and machinations among politicians in the state and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).


As the intrigues continue, there are predictions that Governor Aiyedatiwa may likely pick the Deputy Governor from among the cabinet members who stuck to him when the Ondo Assembly attempted to impeach him.


Prominent on the list of likely persons to emerge as Aiyedatiwa’s deputy is the Chief of Staff, Olugbenga Ale.

Another person is the Commissioner of Energy and Water Resources, Rasaq Obe.

Chief Ale hails from Owo, the hometown of former Governor Akeredolu.

Meanwhile, Obe hails from Ifedore in Ondo Central senatorial district.


According to some political permutations in the state, some allies of Aiyedatiwa said Ale might be favoured.

The Compensation

This would be as compensation for the demise of Akeredolu.


Another source said Aiyedatiwa might move against Speaker of the Assembly, Hon Olajidi Olamide, by picking Obe.

The speaker hails from Ondo Central and agitations would arise for the Speaker’s seat to be moved to Ondo North if Obe is picked.

Meanwhile, in coming days, the man that will be the deputy will be known to all.


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