The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Wednesday, 24 February, 2021 expressed gratitude to his Osun counterpart, Adegboyega Oyetola, for his support and ‘silent contributions’ towards his re-election.
Akeredolu who described Oyetola as ‘a silent operator’, said his role in ensuring his re-election as Ondo Governor would forever be appreciated.
He said this while delivering his speech at his 2nd term inauguration ceremony, which held at the International Cultural Centre, Akure, Ondo State, which was well attended by governors, party elders, members and well-wishers.
Akeredolu who was re-elected on the 11th of October, 2020, also acknowleged the tremendous contributions he received from the other APC governors, while also thanking God for giving him the opportunity to serve Ondo people for another term.
He described the journey of his first term in office as productive, remarkable and resourceful, just as he pledged to consolidate on the achievements recorded so far, as he begins his second tenure.
“I thank God for the opportunity to see this day and I thank Ondo people for renewing our mandate. We see this as an another round of hard work.
“We will set the state on the path of real growth and development. We shall continue to proclaim the mercy of God and continue to be steadfast and focused despite the daunting challenges at hand.
“We thank God for using us to raise the bar of good governance and take our State to enviable heights within the last four years. Our Administration inherited a lot of challenges, but we proceeded with rigorous descipline with the little resources to actualise lofty objectives.
“We have ameliorated the deplorable condition that our people lived. We have been productive, we have increased the infrastructure development and we shall continue to improving the living conditions of our people. Our victory at the last election confirms the wide acceptance from our people. We shall justify the renewal of our mandate,” he added.
Governor Oyetola joined his brother governors including the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress to felicitate Akeredolu on his re-election and inauguration.
Others in attendance at the occasion were the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande; former Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; former Osun Deputy Governor, Senator Iyiola Omisore; traditional rulers from Ondo; APC leaders; members of the Judiciary; members of the State and National Assemblies; top government functionaries; notable politicians, among others.