The Ondo House of Assembly has confirmed Olayide Adelami, a former deputy clerk of the national assembly, as the deputy governor of the state.
On Tuesday, the Ondo state government disclosed that Lucky Aiyedatiwa, governor of the state, had nominated Adelami for the position of deputy governor.
The office had been vacant after Aiyedatiwa was sworn in to replace late Rotimi Akeredolu, former governor.
Adelami is from Owo LGA, where Akeredolu hailed from.
Ebenezer Adeniyan, the governor’s chief press secretary, had said Adelami’s nomination would be announced by the house of assembly after screening and ratification.
Adelami retired as the deputy clerk of the national assembly in April 2018.
SCREENING AND CONFIRMATION
Adelami was confirmed during plenary presided by Olamide Oladiji, speaker of the house.
The legislators had earlier screened the deputy governor-nominee at the assembly complex.
Submitting the report of the screening, Abayomi Akinruntan, the deputy speaker of the house, said the nominee has been properly screened and that he should be confirmed.
Akinruntan said Adelami answered all the questions posed by the committee in an eloquent manner.
The deputy speaker said the nominee showed a clear understanding of the position and possessed the required academic qualifications.
After the report was submitted, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, majority leader of the house, moved a motion for the nominee to be confirmed.
Felix Afe, the lawmaker representing Akoko north-west 2, seconded the motion.
Thereafter, the speaker ruled for the confirmation of Adelami.