Swear-in: Prince Olumide Ogundadegbe Congratulates Ondo Deputy Governor, Chief Olayide Adelami

By Dupson Collins, 1st February, 2024

Prince Olumide Ogundadegbe has joined other well-wishers to congratulate the newly sworn-in Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Chief Olayide Adelami.

Speaking with the PATH NEWS at the DOME Event Centre in Akure, Prince Ogundadegbe described the choice of Adelami by Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa as deputy as a well thought out decision aimed at developing Ondo State.

He added that the new deputy governor has transversed round the nation having worked several years and retired as the Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, saying his wealth of experience is an added advantage to the state.

While urging the Deputy Governor to consolidate on the ongoing developmental policies of the Governor in the state, Prince Ogundadegbe said Chief Adelami has what it takes to deliver.

Meanwhile, the governor praised the sterling credentials of the new deputy governor, described him as a seasoned technocrat, administrator, and philanthropist.

According to him, “The Deputy Governor, Dr Olayide Owolabi Adelami, mni, is a seasoned technocrat, administrator, philanthropist, and politician who had served the nation creditably at various levels, including serving as Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, before his eventual retirement.

He is an urbane gentleman who had paid his dues in the service and development of Ondo State, and the nation at large. I have no doubt that finding himself again in a familiar terrain he will serve with integrity, devotion, loyalty, and accountability.

“We expect that you will provide fresh ideas and new drive to support this administration in consolidating our legacy projects, building a sustainable socio-economic base as encapsulated in our redeemed agenda; and pilot the politics of the state to a higher level of humility, justice and harmony as you serve the citizens.”

The new deputy governor, Dr. Olayide Adelami In his acceptance speech, appreciated the state governor for allowing him to serve the state, promising to be loyal to him 100%.

“Mr Governor, I hereby wholeheartedly accept to be your Deputy and my loyalty to you will be total.

“To the good people of Ondo State, I’m here to join hands with Governor Lucky Orimisan Ayedatiwa to serve you and ensure that lives are made more meaningful for you in all facets.

“To our good people of Ondo State, by the Grace of God Almighty who in His Will, arranged this day to come, we will not let you down.

“I want to therefore appeal to all our good people of Ondo State at home and abroad to kindly support Mr Governor and myself, in our sincere desire to entrench good governance in our Sunshine State

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