AKURE — HISTORY was made in Ondo State last Friday when a seamless transition took place in which two former students of the erstwhile University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, exchanged batons as governor. Former governor Olusegun Mimiko handed over to Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, after serving as the longest executive governor in the annals of the 41-year-old state. Expectations of the people of the state are so high that Akeredolu needs to roll up his sleeves and hit the ground running.

There is no room for time wasting. However, his dilemma in making some required appointments immediately after his swearing-in is now a source of concern to his party members and political observers across the state. Although Akeredolu had denied his involvement in two major events in the twilight of the last administration that pull the rug off its feet, but not many believed he is innocent. The House of Assembly uprising: An uprising was instigated at the House of Assembly to prevent the former governor from presenting the 2017 budget few days to the expiration of his tenure and pass some bills among which was a pension bill for past governors and their deputies which would inadvertently add more financial burdens on the incoming administration and the sudden disappearance of the state.