Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has appointed Mr Ademola Ojo as the Deputy Chief of Staff, insideoyo.com reports.
Also appointed were Mr Wale Ajani as Director General, Oyo State Liason Office, Abuja and Lagos and Busoye Ogunlade as Chairman of Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA).
The Governor also appointed Akanmu Kolawole Elijah as Special Assistant on Budget and Economic Planning.
The appointments were contained in letters signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun addressed to the three dated 24th of June, 2022.
Demola Ojo also known as Ijaya was an aspirant for Ibarapa Central/North federal constituency under the platform the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He will replace Majeed Mogbonjubola, who is now the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for Oluyole federal constituency.
His letter read: “I am delighted to inform you that the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Seyi Makinde, has graciously approved your appointment, as Deputy Chief of Staff with effect from 24th June, 2022.
“2. While heartily congratulating you on your appointment, which must be seen as a call to service, His Excellency, as well as Government, expects that you will discharge your duties with absolute loyalty, dedication and diligence.
“3. On your acceptance of this offer, kindly complete the attached and forward same to the undersigned.
“4. Please accept the assurances of His Excellency’s highest regards.”
Busayo Ogunlade, until his appointment, was a front line House of Representatives aspirant for Oyo Federal Constituency before he stepped down his ambition for a former chairman of the agency and a two-term federal lawmaker, Hon Kamil Akinlabi who was adopted as the consensus candidate of the party in May, 2022.
Jide Ajani was also a senatorial aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party before his appointment. He stepped down for Chief Bisi Ilaka who’s now the Oyo Central Senatorial candidate of the party.