Chief Rotimi Akeredolu and Mr Agboola Ajayi of the All Progressives Congress have been sworn in as the governor and deputy governor of Ondo State respectively.
Akeredolu, a former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, became the governor of the state after being elected in the November 26, 2016, governorship election.
The duo were sworn in by the Acting Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Temitayo Osoba at the Akure Township Stadium.
Some of the dignitaries at the occasion including the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Chief Bisi Akande, and many party leaders from different states.
Also among the guests were the governor’s of Ekiti, Oyo, Ogun, Edo, Jigawa, Kogi, and Sokoto states, Ayodele Fayose, Abiola Ajimobi, Ibikunle Amosun, Godwin Baseki, Mohammed Abubakar, Yahaya Bello and Aminu Tambuwa respectively while Lagos State governor was represented by his deputy, Mrs Adegbulu.
Members of the Federal Executive Council, ministers and leaders of the APC both in Ondo State and at the national level were also in attendance at the inauguration.
In his inaugural speech, Akeredolu said he was ready to transform the state, calling on all the people of the state to join hands with him in achieving the transformation.
He said, “There are many mountains before us to climbs. As we climb up these steep mountains, sometimes we may trip or slip, we will get back up. We will focus on the journey. We will never stop. In the end, we will reach our goal.