Alaka, Odimayo re-appointed as Akeredolu appoints new caretaker chairmen

By Dotun Adebusoye, Akure

The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN has re-appointed Mrs Morenike Alaka, Gbadebo Odimayo just as he appoints new caretaker chairmen for the 18 local government areas of the state.

According to a statement issued and made available to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye said the appointment followed ratification by State House of Assembly.

The appointees are; Hon. Rafiu Eniayewu( Akoko North East) , Mr. Yomi Babatunde(Akoko South East), Ayodele Akande( Akoko North West), Augustine Oloruntogbe( Akoko South West), Adebayo Oke Benjamin ( Owo), Agboola Ajike( Ose), Gbenga Olaniyi Michael ( Akure South), Gabriel Bankole Ogbesetore( Akure North) and Alex Oladimeji( Ifedore).

Others include; Biyi Ayannuola( Idanre), Akinkuote Augustine ( Ondo East) ,Ebenezer Akinsulire( Ondo West), Ikumawoyi Babatunde( Odigbo), Akinsuroju Temidayo( Ile-Olujo/Okeigbo),Ojo Omolewa( Ese-Odo), Otito Atikase( Ilaje), Morenike Alaka( Okitipupa) and Gbadebo Odimayo( Irele).

It would be recalled that Akeredolu in April 2017 constituted Caretaker committees for the local government areas following the dissolution of the chairmen elected in 2016.

The Ondo state Independent Electoral Commission (ODEIC) had announced the Indefinite postponement of the council election earlier scheduled for December 1, 2018 over inability to get updated voters register from INEC.

However, the Special Adviser to the governor on Political Matters, Tunji Ifabiyi had in a recent interview with journalists said the state government could not conduct the election due to financial constraint.

He said the N2 billion earmarked for the poll in the 2018 budget was not enough to conduct a credible local government election.

Ifabiyi added that it was politically incorrect to have the poll less than 90 days to the 2019 elections.

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