By Taiwo Ajayi
In the wake of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s untimely death, Ondo State experiences a swift reshuffling of its political landscape. The Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands, and Housing in Ondo State, Raimi Aminu, has resigned from his position. He made this announcement in a letter dated December 28, 2023, which was addressed to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
Just 24 hours after Lucky Aiyedatiwa was sworn in as the new Governor, succeeding Akeredolu, several key cabinet members from the former administration have tendered their resignations.
The decision to step down is primarily attributed to the unfortunate demise of Akeredolu, a respected figure in Ondo state politics.
Among those who have officially resigned are:
Richard Olatunde (Chief Press Secretary CPS)
Mr. Dare Aragbaiye (Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties)
Olawale Abolade (Special Assistant on Photography)
Doyin Odebowale (Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties and Strategy)
Raimi Olayiwola (Ondo state commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands, and Housing)
These resignations signal a significant shift in the political landscape of the state and mark the beginning of a new era under Governor Aiyedatiwa’s leadership. As the people of Ondo state navigate this transition, they reflect on the exceptional statesmanship of the late Governor Akeredolu, whose legacy continues to cast a shadow over the southwestern region.