Ondo Official Resigns, a day after Lucky Ayedatiwa was sworn in as governor of Ondo State, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands and Housing, Raimi Aminu, has tendered his resignation.
He said he was resigning due to the death of his principal, Mr. Romiti Akeredolu.
Some Ondo Official Resigns
This decision is deep in my conscience, that my mentor Mr. Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (San State, CT) has triumphantly entered the ranks of the Saints. engraved,” the letter dated December 28 said.
“I also would like to thank my dear Arakunrin and my good people of Ondo State for giving me this opportunity to serve in the Cabinet as a Senior Special Assistant on Land and Infrastructure, Special Adviser on Land, Business and Infrastructure, Secretary for Infrastructure, Land and Housing.
“ ” News reports that three members of Mr. Akeredolu’s staff have already resigned on Wednesday, hinting that there may be a flurry of resignations in the coming days.
There is. Supporters include Chief Press Secretary Richard Olatunde.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties and Strategy, Mr. Adedoyin Odebowale and Special Assistant to the Governor on Union Affairs and Special Duties, Mr. Dare Alagbaye.
Mr Ayedatiwa also appointed several new advisers including Mr Smart Omodunbi as Special Assistant on Political Affairs. Abire Olugbenga, Special Assistant on New Media; Mr. Motunrayo Oyedele (Special Assistant for Photography) and Mr.
Temitayo Iperepol (Special Assistant for Domestic and Government Affairs).
Their appointments took effect immediately. Meanwhile, the former Commissioner for Special Affairs and Tourism in Ondo State, Mr.
Femi Adekunbi, called on the family of Mr. Akeredolu to relocate from Ibadan, Oyo State to Owo, Ondo State to mourn the death of Mr. Akeredolu.
Mr. Adekanbi, an indigene of Owo, the hometown of Governor Akeredolu, said the late governor was neither born in Ibadan nor was he governor of Oyo State.
He said in Akure on Thursday that Governor Akeredolu was an outstanding leader whose unwavering commitment to the state and the people was commendable and unparalleled.
He said the late governor served Ondo State to the best of his ability and it was important for his wife and the entire family to mourn him in Owo.
Mr. Akeredolu, affectionately called “Aketi”, is the pride of our Owo people and has made commendable contributions to the community. No doubt, the ancient city has suffered great losses but is still in the process of regaining control.
We are honored to welcome visitors from within and outside the country to pay tribute to the sophisticated gentleman who defined and left a legacy of good road network and safety.
“Governor Seyi Makinde , plans to pay condolences to the bereaved family in Ibadan. What an insult to the Owo Kingdom.
” “His death is painful, but we can only be comforted by the fact that he left a great legacy.
“Our country is Nigeria. He made a significant contribution to the world, lived a good life, left a mark in his chosen field, we love him.”
” “Mrs. Akeredolu should not desecrate the culture and traditions of our country by choosing to mourn the death of her husband, a famous son in Ibadan.She does not see herself as an Owo wife.
“Although Mr. Akeredolu passed away as the governor of Ondo State, all his activities after his death were within the area of Ondo State.
” Mrs. Akeredolu should not destroy what Aketi stood for. At this rate, his legacy will be forgotten along with her actions.
“She should allow her husband to rest in peace and respect the Owo Kingdom.
” Mr. Adekanbi said the Owo community should allow Mr. Akeredolu a proper burial due to his actions in Owo. He said he would do it.
Ayedatiwa paid a condolence visit to Akeredolu’s family in Ibadan on Thursday, praising his boss and vowing to protect his legacy.
Mr. Akeredolu had been staying at his home in Ibadan after returning from medical treatment in Germany in September.
Opposition politicians had criticized him for leaving Oyo State instead of resuming his duties in Ondo State.
However, his supporters said his award of Ondo from Oyo State did not violate any law.
He then returned to Germany for further treatment and passed away on Wednesday morning.