The Ondo House of Assembly has confirmed Olayide Adelami as the new deputy governor of the state.
Adelami who was nominated by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Wednesday, was confirmed as the Deputy Governor of the State on Thursday.
The new Deputy Governor was screened on the floor of the state parliament during its plenary.
His confirmation came, following the submission and consideration of a report by the House Selection Committee, headed by the speaker, Olamide Oladiji.
The letter forwarded to the legislators to screen and confirm Adelami as the new deputy governor of the state was read on the floor of the house, by Jaiyeola Benjamin, the clerk of the parliament.
Meanwhile, Before the confirmation, deputy speaker Abayomi Akinruntan, who submitted the report, recommended Mr Adelami’s appointment.
According to him, the nominee was properly screened and responded eloquently to all questions raised by the committee.
He maintained that Adelami also clearly understands the position, stressing that he possesses the required academic qualifications, is physically, mentally and emotionally stable, and is fit to accomplish the task.
The Deputy Speaker added that Adelami possesses the required experience, charisma, and much-needed exposure to function effectively in the office.
The motion for the report to be considered and the nominee to be confirmed was moved by the majority leader of the house, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi.
Hon. Ogunmolasuyi’s motion was seconded by Felix Afe, representing Akoko North West II.
However, the speaker, who ruled for the nominee’s confirmation, urged him to do his best as he prepared to serve the people.
Reacting to his confirmation, Adelami commended Mr Aiyedatiwa for nominating him, promising not to betray the confidence reposed in him.
The Owo-born politician also hailed the lawmakers for the screening and confirmation, assuring that promoting understanding between arms of government will be his priority.