Speaker of the House of Reps, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated Rotimi Akeredolu following his swearing-in as the Governor of Ondo state.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, Dogara also expressed confidence in Akeredolu's ability to deliver dividends of democracy to the people of Ondo State, and thanked the people for choosing APC at the polls.

Dogara described the Akeredolu as "a learned colleague whose dedication, commitment, determination and dogged spirit eventually earned him victory at the polls."

"Governor Akeredolu is not just a thoroughbred professional and respected senior advocate, he has also always been genuinely passionate about the plight of the people, and I have good reason to believe that this will translate to fruitful and people oriented leadership."

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"Choosing APC at the polls was a wise step by the good people of Ondo as well as a vote of confidence on both the party's ideology and policies, and the APC Federal Government, and I am confident that the governor will progressively justify this trust and support as the days go by", the Speaker said.

He finally prayed that Almighty God grants the Governor the wisdom of Solomon, strength of character and good health to excel in this onerous task.