The list comprised 16 males and two females.

Barely 24 hours after he sent the list, some women in the state have accused him of bias.

The women under the auspices of the Ondo State Women Must Count kicked against the development, saying women are being marginalised by the governor.

Speaking in Akure, the leader of the women group, Olamide Falana, described the percentage difference as unacceptable.

She said, “We express our displeasure and find unacceptable the recent list of Commissioner-nominees submitted by Governor Akeredolu to the state House of Assembly for screening.

“The said list shows a total disregard to the yearnings of the women of the state who hitherto had very high hope of a better representation in numbers in the leadership of the state especially with the new thinking the governor professed.

“We demand the 35 per cent affirmative action in all government appointments.”

But in his reaction, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Segun Ajiboye, said Akeredolu “is a true democrat who recognises the role played by the women during the election period and will never maginalise them.”

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