Ondo: Governor Akeredolu Sacks Attorney General, Appoints Replacement

Ondo: Governor Akeredolu Sacks Attorney General, Appoints Replacement

Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu has laid off the attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the state, Kola Olawoye.

Although failed to point out the reason for the removal, reports however have it that it is in his bid to reform his cabinet for second term of office.

The senior advocate would be inaugurated for his second term in February 2021, following his victory in the October governorship election.

Akeredolu was declared the winner of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, defeating the oppositions Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party and Agboola Ajayi of Zenith Labour Party, among others, winning him the second tenure of office.

Speaking on the development on Monday, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Segun Ajiboye noted that the governor has nominated Charles Titiloye as the new Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state.

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Mr. Titiloye is a human rights activist and a renowned social critic who has served as the secretary of the Nigerian Bar of Association (NBA), Akure branch.

The new commissioner designate is also a Knight of the Catholic Church of the order of Saint Mulumba.

Speaking further, Ajibode said the nominee’s name would be forwarded to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.

“Mr Governor thanks the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kola Olawoye, SAN, that has just been removed for services rendered to the state,” the statement said.

“He wishes him success in his future endeavours.”

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