Ondo Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Refuses To Move Into Govt House 3 Weeks After Swearing-in


Three weeks after being sworn in as the substantive Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa is reportedly still operating from his old Deputy Governor’s office instead of the Governor’s Office at the Government House in Alagbaka, Akure.

Governor Aiyedatiwa was sworn in on December 27, 2023, following the demise of the former governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Despite promises to continue from where his predecessor stopped and carry along all stakeholders in his administration, Aiyedatiwa has yet to occupy the Governor’s Office.

Sources suggest that he has been consulting about the choice of a deputy governor from the state’s central or northern senatorial districts.

“The governor has been coming to the office, but he has been using his old deputy governor’s office to operate and receive visitors. He has yet to occupy the state Government House, too.

“The only place he uses in the Government House is the Presidential Lodge, where he receives visitors. The governor’s residential lodge, too, has not been used by the governor,” a source told Punch.

The governor has been observed to use his former office for official activities and to receive visitors.

Although he reportedly receives visitors at the presidential lodge in the Government House, he has not made use of the Government House and the governor’s residential lodge.

When questioned about the situation, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ebenezer Adeniyan, said:

“The governor has been using the Government House; he receives visitors at the presidential lodge. Others are undergoing renovation. Very soon, everything will be alright.

The new building in the Government House is nearing completion, and he might be using it there. The main governor’s office, too is under renovation; after the renovation, the governor will move in.”


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