The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu on his swearing in as the sixth democratically elected Governor of Ondo State.
In a letter issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Turaki Hassan, the speaker described the new governor as “a learned colleague, whose dedication, commitment, determination and dogged spirit eventually earned him victory at the polls.”
According to Hassan, Dogara also expresses confidence in Akeredolu’s ability to deliver dividends of democracy to the people of Ondo state.
The speaker commended the people for electing an All Progressives Congress (APC) as their governor.
“Gov. Akeredolu is not just a thorough bred professional and respected senior advocate, he has always been genuinely passionate about the plight of the people.
“I have good reason to believe that this will translate to fruitful and people- oriented leadership.”
“Choosing APC at the polls is a wise step by the good people of Ondo as well as a vote of confidence on the party’s ideology and policies, and the APC Federal Government.
“I am confident that the governor will progressively justify this trust and support as the days go by,’’ the speaker said.
Dogara also prayed God to grant the governor the wisdom, strength and good health to excel in the task.
Akeredolu,who was born on 21 July 1956 in Owo, Ondo state is a product of Government School, Owo, Aquinas College, Akure,Loyola College, Ibadan and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro.
He studied Law at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife), graduated in 1977 and was called to Bar in 1978.