Akeredolu CPS Hails Appointment, Says Governor is Youth Friendly

2nd March, 2021

The newly appointed Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State, Mr Olabode Richard said his appointment was a demonstration of Governor Akeredolu love for the youth of the state.

The CPS appointment falls within the first key appointment made by the Governor as he kicks start his second term in office.

Mr Richard, a season broadcaster was the SA New Media and Spokesperson of Aketi Campaign Organisation before his recent elevation.

The CPS said further that, the Governor love for the youth is immeasurable, saying Akeredolu is committed in securing a prosperous future for the young ones.

He thanked the governor for the confidence repose in him to serve in the capacity of Chief Press Secretary.

Mr Richard promised not to disappoint him, assuring the governor of his readiness to put all his efforts in performing the responsibility measurable with the office of CPS.

He enjoined every youth in the state to cooperate with the governor in developing the state, saying no governor in the history of the state is youth friendly as Akeredolu.

He solicited for the support of all and sundry, noting that he needs every one to achieve the task before and discharge his duty effectively.

The statement reads:


Yesterday, March 1, 2021, has been marked on my calendar as one of the memorable days in my life. After God, I owe it all to my principal, mentor, father and leader, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who deemed it fit to appoint me as his Chief Press Secretary. It’s by no mean a small expression of confidence. I’m awed!

First, he appointed me the spokesperson of his campaign in the build-up to the October 10, 2020 governorship election. I checked and found out, though arguably, that no younger person in my age has ever served as a spokesperson to a Governor who is a candidate of a serious political party like that APC seeking re-election.

Governor Akeredolu’s love for the youths is immeasurable. His passion for the young ones is unparalleled. I like to use this medium to publicly appreciate Mr Governor for the confidence reposed in me. It’s a big challenge that I have since accepted to take head-on. Thank you so much, sir.

I do not shy away from the fact that I’m holding this office in trust, particularly for all young people out there. Just as we have challenged other young men in appointed and elected positions, mine is no exception. With God on our side and your support, we shall succeed.

Most importantly, it’s time for every young person out there to join hands and support the administration of Governor Akeredolu. I can beat my chest and say that this administration is Youth-friendly. As we move on, we must begin to appreciate the Governor’s vision for the future of the state. His commitment to a secured tomorrow for the youths.

I thank everyone who has encouraged us at one point or the other. I appreciate those who have spurred us to be the best of ourselves.

I solicit the support of all and sundry as we discharge this duty together with a robust engagement both online and offline.

Lastly, I was overwhelmed with your calls, messages, and social media post. In fact, my phone won’t stop ringing. I can’t appreciate you enough. Even now, I still don’t have the right word to choose to appreciate you all. May you all be celebrated, too. Your good news is on the way.


Olabode Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.

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