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Ondo deputy governor hails Akeredolu on handover, says boss not selfish



Acting Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has lauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for handing over power to him during his vacation overseas.

He also urged all public office holders, captains of industry and religious leaders to embark on developmental programmes for the betterment of the people.

Aiyedatiwa said this, at the weekend, in Akure during the installation of the founder of Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Church, Success Gate, Dr. Ade Ademisokun-Turton, as the Baba Alakoso of Unification of Leaders of C&S in Akure and its environs.


Other clerics installed into different offices were the Deputy Baba Alakoso, Archbishop Adeniyi Falayi and 34 others, among who were 29 females.

The deputy governor, who represented Akeredolu at the ceremony, said: “When he was going for holiday, he wrote a letter to handover all the powers bestowed on him as governor on me.

“Akeredolu is a good leader; he is not autocratic and selfish. He is a worthy leader for giving me all the powers to act in his absence. I thank my boss that he has confidence in me that I am capable of handling the affairs of the state with other officers of the state.”

He described the governor as a shinning example of a good leader adding that the responsibility of anyone occupying leadership position is to use the office for the growth of the people he or she is leading.

“God lifts man to occupy the position of authority not for himself but for the people of God. People in power and in leadership positions, captains of industry, religious leaders are put in positions to engage in programmes for the growth of the people and the nation,” he further said.

While the Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, described Ademisokun-Turton as a true minister of God different from those who make merchandise of people, said that the cleric also inculcated same character in his followers.

Ademisokun-Turton lauded the contributions of the governor and the minister to the development of the state and the nation, cautioning politicians to desist from fomenting religion crisis to cover up their inadequacies in public offices.

He also appealed to all political officeholders to use their offices to unite the nation more, irrespective of their religious or political affiliations.


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