How Buhari helped me become Ondo state governor - Akeredolu

How Buhari helped me become Ondo state governor - Akeredolu

- The new governor of Ondo state Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed how President Muhammadu Buhari helped his emergence as the executive governor of the state

- Akeredolu while delivering his inaugural speech said his becoming governor was based on the steely disposition of President Buhari to stand against injustice, corruption and other vices

- Akeredolu was inaugurated as the sixth governor of Ondo state after his immediate past governor Olusegun Mimiko

How Buhari helped me become Ondo state governor - Akeredolu

The new governor of Ondo state Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed how President Muhammadu Buhari helped his emergence as the executive governor of the state.

Akeredolu while delivering his inaugural speech said his becoming governor was based on the steely disposition of President Buhari to stand against injustice, corruption and other vices.

“Humbled by the uncommon kindness of the Almighty God and an unequivocal expression of preference by the good people of Ondo State, exemplified by the victory of our great party at the last gubernatorial election, I am extremely delighted to share with you all the joy of this day of glory," Akeredolu said.

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“We are grateful to Almighty God for granting this state such a beautiful day and a beautiful moment like this.

“I thank the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and leader of our great party, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, for his leadership and unwavering stance to support what is just and noble.

“Today’s celebration would, perhaps, have been impossible without his steely disposition to always stand against all acts not in consonance with decency, probity and justice.”

The new governor also commended that national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Oyegun for his “lofty principles and doggedness".

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He said: “And special reverence must be reserved for our indefatigable party chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, whose strict adherence to lofty principles and doggedness laid the foundation for our resounding victory at the polls."

“This exemplary leader behaved like a true elder, whose sagely presence in the village square not only professed rectitude but acted it, resolutely, affirming nobility of the human spirit," he said.

“Our party benefited, tremendously, from his vast experience in public service. We are eternally grateful. The verdict of history shall be kind to him.

Akeredolu was inaugurated as the sixth governor of Ondo state after his immediate past governor Olusegun Mimiko.

Source: Naija.ng

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