The Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has declared that he will contest in the forthcoming state gubernatorial election, scheduled for November 16, 2024.

Aiyedatiwa made this known on Friday while featuring on TVC news, shortly after the remains of the immediate Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, was buried.

Recall that Aiyedatiwa was, on December 27, 2023, sworn in as governor of the state following the death of Akeredolu after a prolonged illness.

The remains of the former governor was interred at his country home in Owo, in the Owo council area of the state, on Friday amidst tears and political associates who had attended the event.

Speaking after the burial, Aiyedatiwa said he would run for the governorship election, stressing that nobody wants to be governor for one year.

He said, “I will be running. I’m already a sitting governor and let me say this, nobody wants to be governor for one year. Give me what the Constitution allows me to do.

“At least, let me also have the chance of running for one more time.”