Rotimi Akeredolu, a senior advocate of Nigeria, has been sworn in as the governor of Ondo State.
Akeredolu took the oath of office at exactly 11.34 am on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Akure, the state capital.The new governor promised to sustain the Mimiko legacies in healthcare and education.
He replaces former Governor Olusegun Mimiko who did not attend the inauguration event.
At the time the event was underway, Dr. Mimiko was being given a hero’s welcome at his hometown of Ondo Kingdom having completing two successful terms as governor of the state. He is the first person to achieve such a feat.
Earlier, Ajayi Agboola was sworn into office as deputy governor.
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, including Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande attended the event held in Akure, the state capital, signaling a truce between Tinubu and the new governor after the controversy that trailed November’s gubernatorial elections, Premium Times reports.
Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, and Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governor’s forum, also witnessed the transfer of power from the PDP to APC.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and state governors of Ogun, Niger, Kogi, Sokoto and Oyo states were also all in attendance.