Adeleke Assume Office As The New Governor Of Osun State


Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, has assumed the office as the new governor of Osun State.

The new governor who appeared in white native with green-white-green cap along his wife, was honored by many dignitaries across the country.

He made some instant changes on his assumption. He has ordered the immediate reversal of the appellation of ‘State of Osun’ to the constitutionally recognized Osun State.

He also ordered the reversal of the official State’s appellation from ‘State of the Virtues’ to the original ‘State of the Living Spring’.

Speaking shortly after he was sworn-in as the 6th civilian governor of Osun State on Sunday at the Osogbo Township Stadium by Justice Adepele Ojo, Governor Adeleke also ordered the immediate freezing of all State government’s accounts in banks and other financial institutions.

Adeleke, in his speech delivered at the inauguration, alleged that the erstwhile governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola, carried out some actions “maliciously” after he (Adeleke) won the July 16 governorship election, including “hurried” employments without provisions to sustain them.

He claimed these actions were roadblocks channeled at making things difficult for his administration.

“My Good People of Osun, since you elected me as your governor on the July 16, 2022, which the Independent National Electoral Commission announced on July 17, 2022, the former Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, maliciously started putting road blocks to make things difficult and almost impossible for the new administration to serve you.

“Mass employment were carried out without budgetary provisions for salary payments for the new employees; even when the state was struggling to pay salaries and deliver other services. Various hurried and criminally backdated contracts were awarded and again without budgetary provisions.

“Appointments of several Obas were hurriedly done without following due process, just to mention a few.

“All efforts to get the governor set up a Transition Committee and submit hand-over notes in line with best practices proved abortive.

“It is therefore my desire to ask for your patience and understanding to give my administration a few weeks to review and sort out all the actions and malicious confusions which the immediate past administration has created since July 17, 2022. Those actions were indeed vindictive measures against the people of Osun State for voting them out of office,” Adeleke said.

Giving new orders, he said, “Consequently, I hereby issue the following directives which will be backed up with appropriate Executive orders:

“Immediate freezing of all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions;

“Immediate establishment of a panel to carry out an inventory and recover all government asset.

“An immediate establishment of a panel to review all appointments and major decisions of the immediate past administration taken after July 17, 2022.

“An immediate reversal to the constitutionally recognized name of our state, ‘Osun State’. All government insignia, correspondences and signages should henceforth reflect Osun State rather than State of Osun which is unknown to the Nigerian constitution.”

Davido was also spotted at the event.