In a significant development for the government of Osun State, Governor Ademola Adeleke has submitted the list of nominees for Commissioners and Special Advisers to the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly. This announcement was made by the Governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, during a press briefing held in Osogbo on Tuesday.
According to Olawale, the list will be officially read out to the legislators during the upcoming plenary session, which is scheduled to take place early next week after the lawmakers’ recess. The recess was necessary to allow the newly elected lawmakers to familiarize themselves with their legislative responsibilities and for the smooth functioning of the House to be established.
The delay in submitting the list of nominees for cabinet positions had raised concerns among various interest groups within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Some political observers even speculated that Governor Adeleke deliberately withheld the list from the previous Assembly, which was dominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
However, Olawale clarified that the delay was not intentional but rather a result of several factors. One major factor was the prolonged legal battles surrounding the governorship election and the general elections, including the state Assembly, National Assembly, and presidential elections. These litigations likely consumed a significant amount of the governor’s attention and resources, causing a delay in finalizing and submitting the list of nominees.
Nevertheless, Governor Adeleke and the state leadership have now completed the necessary steps, and the public can expect the list of nominees to be made public in the near future. Olawale expressed optimism that the screening of the nominees would commence promptly after the disclosure of their names, signaling progress towards the formation of the state’s cabinet.
The submission of the commissioners’ list marks the end of a long-awaited process and paves the way for the next phase of governance in Osun State. As the nominees undergo the screening process, their qualifications, experience, and suitability for their respective roles will be evaluated by the lawmakers. Once approved, these individuals will assume important positions within the state government, working alongside Governor Adeleke to implement policies and drive development initiatives in Osun State.
As the public eagerly awaits the release of the list, the focus will soon shift to the legislative proceedings and the subsequent confirmation of the nominees. This crucial step will determine the composition of the governor’s team and set the stage for the administration’s agenda and priorities moving forward.