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Oluwatuyi named new Ondo State SSG by Akeredolu


The Ondo State governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu has appointed Mr. Temitayo Oluwatuyi as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Ondo State.

Governor Akeredolu made announcement following the resignation of Ifedayo Abegunde as the SSG on Monday.

The governor disclosed the new appointment via his verified Twitter handle saying the appointment is with immediate effect.

He tweeted:

“Today, I announced the appointment of Hon. Temitayo Oluwatuyi “Tukana” as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) to resume immediately following the resignation of Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde.”

See tweet:

Earlier in the day, the Secretary to the State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde, had resigned his appointment from the Governor Akeredolu-led cabinet.

He said his resignation takes effect today, Monday, July 6, 2020.

Abegunde resignation came few weeks after the Deputy Governor of the state, Ajayi Agboola defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

It is expected that the former Secretary to State Government to join the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo state.

Two weeks ago there was report that the former Secretary to state government has dumped APC for PDP in Ondo state.

But, the former Secretary to state government in statement issued quickly debunked the media report.

In a statement issued, Abegunde described the rumour of his defection as false, baseless. He maintained that he was still a card-carrying member of the APC.

Abegunde who said he would have kept quiet over the rumour, however, said it became necessary in order not destabilise the party at this particular period.

The SSG vowed to continue to throw his weight behind the party and will therefore not join hands to destroy or abandon the ship he joined hands to build.

“I Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde has not and will not decamp from the All Progressive Congress (APC).

“I am a founding member of the party in Ondo State and I will not abandon the ship I built,” he had said

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