Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said he decided to pick his deputy, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as his running mate in the October 10, 2020 governorship election because of his loyalty and hard work.
Governor Akeredolu said Aiyedatiwa has also displayed unreserved commitment and support to his political aspirations from the beginning.
The Governor who was a Special Guest of honour at a grand reception organised in honour of the Deputy Governor by the Ilaje League of Professionals, ILP, at the weekend, described the reception as important.
Akeredolu urged members of the group to always keep eagle eyes on the Deputy Governor not to derail but remain focused.
The governor in a statement made available by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde used the opportunity to assure the people of his administration’s commitment to continue to pursue policies and programmes that will accelerate the development of the state.
He disclosed that efforts are being intensified to ensure that electricity supply is restored to the Southern part of the state.
The Governor said: “We are doing our utmost on restoring electricity supply to the South. I must acknowledge the efforts of your Chairman, Chief Benson Obayelu, Engr Ife Oyedele at completing the electricity project by NDDC in your area.
“We brought the Interim Administrator of NDDC to the project site and they promised to release the needed funds for the completion of the project. Unfortunately, they are yet to fulfill their promise.
“It was given our concerns for our people in the area that we have embarked on the construction of mini-grid thermal stations to provide electricity for people in the affected areas”, he said.