JUST IN: Ondo Dep Gov Takes Over As Akeredolu Returns To Germany For Treatment 

JUST IN: Ondo Dep Gov Takes Over As Akeredolu Returns To Germany For Treatment 

Fawaz Adebisi 

The Ondo Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has taken over the state affairs as the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu would be returning to the European country of Germany for treatment.

According to PUNCH, this was revealed in a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Tuesday.

The statement stressed that the deputy governor would take over as the acting governor of the state, looking at the state affairs, pending the time of the governor’s arrival.

The statement stressed that Akeredolu would return to the European country, on Wednesday, as a follow-up to his medical treatment.

Recall that the governor returned to the country, just barely four months ago, and stayed in his private residence in Ibadan Oyo State.

The statement read, “During his medical leave, Governor Akeredolu will prioritise his health and ensure a full recovery before resuming his official duties.

“A formal letter regarding the medical leave and a notice formally transferring power in line with the Nigerian Constitution will be transmitted to the House of Assembly.

“In the absence of Governor Akeredolu, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, will assume the responsibilities of the Governor in an acting capacity.

“Governor Akeredolu expresses his gratitude for the unwavering support and affection of the people of Ondo State. He assures them that his administration remains committed to the path of progress and prosperity for the people.

“As a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a widely respected Nigerian, Governor Akeredolu has consistently delegated power to his deputy during his annual vacations. This practice was observed on April 1, 2021, April 1, 2022, April 3, 2023, and July 10, 2023, when he embarked on previous vacations.”


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