He said the name of the Deputy Governor nominee was received from the governor on Wednesday by the Speaker Rt.Hon. Olamide Oladiji on behalf of the House.
The statement added that on receiving the letter on behalf of other lawmakers in his office, Oladiji noted that the governor’s action is in line with Section 191(3)b&c of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
Earlier Wednesday also, the governor sacked all commissioners, senior special assistants (SSAs) and special assistants (SAs) appointed by Akeredolu and directed them to immediately hand over to the Permanent Secretaries or the most senior administrative officers in their respective offices.
Aiyedatiwa, 59, formerly Ondo deputy governor, was sworn in as the substantive governor of the South-West state on December 27, 2023, following the death of Akeredolu.