Following the nomination of Dr Olayide Owolabi Adelami as deputy governor of Ondo State by Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, the State House of Assembly, on Thursday, screened and confirmed Adelami.
At a plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Olamide Oladiji, Adelami’s confirmation was sequel to the submission, consideration and adoption of a report by the House Selection Committee chaired by the Deputy Speaker
The House had earlier conducted a screening exercise for the nominee at the Assembly complex.
The Clerk of the House, Jaiyeola Benjamin, read the letter sent to the House by the State governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, for the consideration of the nominee for the vacant position of Deputy Governor in the state.
While submitting the report, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Prince Abayomi Akinruntan, recommended the confirmation of the appointment of the nominee whom he affirmed had been properly screened.
Akinruntan said the nominee responded to all questions raised by the Committee in a very eloquent and explicit order, noting that he has a clear understanding of the position, adding that he possessed the required academic qualifications, he is physically, mentally, and emotionally stable and fit to accomplish the task.
The report also stated that Adelami possessed the required experience, charisma, and much-needed exposure to function effectively.
The Majority Leader of the House, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, moved the motion for the report to be considered and the nominee to be confirmed and was seconded by Felix Afe representing Akoko North West 2 constituency.
The Speaker, Oladiji, who ruled for the confirmation of the nominee, congratulated the Deputy Governor-designate, urging him to put in his best and pledge the House’s support to the executive for the people to enjoy more democratic dividends.
In his response, Adelami, a retired Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly (DCNA), who hails from Owo local government area of the State,
appreciated Governor Aiyedatiwa for nominating him.
While promising not to betray confidence in him, Adelami also appreciated the lawmakers for the efforts put in place during the screening and confirmation exercise.
He noted that promoting understanding between arms of government will be his priority.
Adelami, who promised to do everything at his disposal to function effectively, also pledged not to disappoint the people of the state.