Upon receiving the letter sent from the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, yesterday, on transmitting power, the state House of Assembly speaker, Olamide Oladiji, has officially declared Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa as acting governor.
According to Vanguard, the declaration was made to journalists by Oladiji on Wednesday, in Akure, the state capital.
Blackbox earlier reported that the ailing governor had earlier transmitted power to his deputy, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
In the letter sent to the House of assembly, it was stated that Akeredolu was scheduled to proceed on another medical vacation today, December 13.
Oladiji therefore said, ” Following the Doctor’s advice on the need for medical follow-up after recuperating,Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON has forwarded the letter on medical leave to the State House of Assembly.
He also stressed that the “Governor’s action is in line with Section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“According to the letter,his Deputy,Hon.Lucky Aiyedatiwa would now assume the responsibilities of the Governor in acting capacity until there is a written declaration to the contrary.
“The leave is expected to commence on Wednesday,13th December,2023.