Mimiko appoints Lagos APC chieftain’s wife as Commissioner



The Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Monday forwarded the
name of Mrs. Olasinmi Akindele-Odunmbaku, ‎to the State House of
Assembly for ratification as a Commissioner.

Mrs.
Akindele-Odunmbaku, wife to a Lagos based Chieftain of the All
Progressives Congresss (APC), Mr. James Odunmbaku, is expected to be
screened by members of the parliament today (Tuesday).

James
Odunmbaku, husband to the commissioner designate, it was gathered, is a
close ally of Senator Bola Tinubu, and strong member of the APC in Lagos
State, while his wife is a prominent grassroots politician in Ondo
State PDP.

A
statement signed by the Secretary to the Ondo State Government, Dr.
Adelola Aderotimi, said the nomination of Mrs. Olasinmi
Akindele-Odunmbaku, into the cabinet is in line with the Governor’s
constitutional power as entailed in section 192 of the 1999 Constitution
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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State
Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, described Mrs.
Akindele-Odunmbaku as a strong supporter and member of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP)‎ in her country-home of Akoko North East Local
Government Area of the state.

“She is an active member of the PDP
in her Local Government Area (LGA), and she was formerly a member of the
defunct LP. I can as well say she is a very rugged politician and well
loved by her people in the area. She definitely deserved to be a
commissioner”, Akinmade told journalists in Akure.

It was gathered
that the Akunu-Akoko in Akoko North East grassroots politician once
vied to become candidate of the PDP in the 2007 House of Representatives
election into the Federal Constituency of the area but the party’s
ticket was given to Mr. Deni Akerele.

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