On Wednesday, the people of Ondo State were struck by a great tragedy, following the demise of a sitting Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. This sad turn of events had caused a major shake-up, as the affairs of the state could not be left unattended to.

After Akeredolu’s death Lucky Aiyedatiwa was made governor, giving the people an assurance that the affairs of Ondo State would continue.

Lucky Aiyedatiwa
Lucky Aiyedatiwa

Now, as the number one citizen of the state, Aiyedatiwa would enjoy some of the privileges that come with the exalted position, one of which is that he now reports directly to the president.

In fact, shortly after his swearing-in, Aiyedatiwa met with President Bola Tinubu in Lagos State.


The meeting took place on Thursday, December 28.

The Business Of Governance

Aiyedatiwa disclosed that he received advice and encouragement from the President to take charge and mobilise everybody in the state to continue with the business of governance.


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His statement comes barely 24 hours after he took the oath of office.

On Wednesday, the Ondo State Government announced the death of Akeredolu after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Speaking after the closed-door meeting with Tinubu, Aiyedatiwa explained that he visited the President to “further brief him on the events that happened in our state”.


“The loss of our governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and to also let him know that I have just been sworn in.

The Vacuum

“This is because there can never be a vacuum, as the governor of Ondo State, being his former deputy.”


Furthermore, the governor said that at the meeting he “thank President Tinubu for standing by us during the critical moment in our state.

“It’s no longer news what happened in the last six months in Ondo State that was in the news.”

The Last Six Months

“Ondo State was practically in the news almost every day in the last six months.

“But all that has been put to rest now, and he stood by us as the President of the country.

“So, I’m here to just thank him for being a father figure to the state.

“I’m here to also thank him for all his advice and the development right now and what we are looking forward to do in the days ahead.”


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