A former Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Olaide Adelami, has officially taken the oath of office as the Deputy Governor of Ondo State.
The development comes following the selection of Adelami by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The former clerk's name was then submitted to the House of Representatives for review and approval.
The swearing-in took place on Thursday at the International Culture and Event Center in Akure.
Adelami was one of the contenders for the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary ticket in 2020, alongside the late Rotimi Akeredolu, who was the incumbent governor at the time.
Like the late Akeredolu, Olaide hails from Owo town.
During the recent plenary session on Thursday, the Clerk of the House, Benjamin Jaiyeola, led by Speaker Olamide Oladiji, read out the nomination letter sent to the House by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Wednesday.
Presenting the findings of the screening committee, the Vice Chairman, Abayomi Akinruntan, noted that Adelami was certified as a man of reputed character, highly visible and physically and intellectually fit for the post.
Adelami responded by thanking the governor for the opportunity to serve the state.