From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

The Ondo State House of Assembly has confirmed Dr Olayide Owolabi Adelami as the Deputy Governor of the state.

Dr Adelami was confirmed at a plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Olamide Oladiji.

This is sequel to the submission and consideration of a report by the house selection committee chaired by the Speaker, Olamide Oladij.

The house had earlier conducted screening exercise for the nominees 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 a Deputy Governor.

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 have been properly screened.

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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 possess the required academic qualifications, physically, mentally and emotionally stable and fit to accomplish the task.

The report also stated that Adelami possess the required experience, charisma and the 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 be confirmed, and was seconded by Felix Afe representing Akoko North West 11.

The Speaker, Oladiji who ruled for the confirmation congratulated the Deputy Governor designate , urging him to put in his best and pledged the house support to the executive for the people to enjoy more dividends of democracy.

In his response, Adelami appreciated Governor Aiyedatiwa for nominating him, promising not to undermine the confidence reposed in him.

He also appreciated the lawmakers for the efforts they have put in place during the screening and confirmation noting that promoting understanding between arms of government will be his priority.

Dr Olayide Owolabi Adelami, a retired Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly who hails from Owo, Ondo State promised to do everything at his disposal to function effectively , pledging not to disappoint the people of Ondo State.