Fayemi takes over from Fayose

*Fayemi (middle), taking the oath of office with the chief judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayodeji Simeon Daramola on the right.

The former minister of solid minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi was on Tuesday sworn-in as the governor of Ekiti State in Ado- Ekiti by the chief judge of the state, Justice Ayodeji Simeon Daramola.

He succeeded Mr. Ayodele Fayose who served out his four-year tenure on October 15 2018.

The new deputy governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, was the first to take the oath of office.

After taking the oath of office for his second coming to finish his eight-year tenure, Fayemi inspected a guard of honour mounted by the police.

Fayemi, who first became governor between 2010 and 2014 on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), re-contested the governorship election in 2018 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Kolapo Olusola Fayemi.

Among political leaders at the inauguration of the governor were the secretary to the government of the federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, governors Nasir El-Rufai, Rotimi Akeredolu, and Simon Lalong of Kaduna, Ondo and Plateau states respectively were present at the swearing-in.

Also present were governors Abiola Ajimobi, Atiku Bagudu, and Akinwunmi Ambode of Oyo, Kebbi and Lagos states respectively.

The national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Ojaja II as well and the APC governorship candidate of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were also among some other dignitaries who attended the ceremony.