Ondo Acting Governor Says Rotimi Akeredolu ‘Expected Back Soon’

Ondo state acting Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has said the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu is recuperating abroad and is expected back in office soon.

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Aiyedatiwa who stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday, said he is in constant touch with the governor.

I am in touch with him, the latest being on Sunday when he expressed appreciation to me and other state executive council members for holding fort while he is away,” Aiyedatiwa said.

“I like to also join the governor to express our profound appreciation to you all for your unending show of love and solidarity.”

Recall that Akeredolu embarked on medical leave on June 7 and was billed to return to work on July 6.

However, the Ondo State Assembly Speaker, Olamide Oladiji on Monday, confirmed the lawmakers received a notice of extension of the governor’s medical leave.

Aiyedatiwa, who is also the deputy governor, in his statement, urged the public to ignore rumours about the governor’s health status, including claims that he had passed away.

“You are aware of the message of the governor to the people of Ondo State in which he thanked the people and other critical stakeholders for their support and loyalty.

“The governor appreciates your prayers and good wishes for himself and the state, across the board. He is in high spirits, recuperating, and being expected back in the office to continue with his laudable service to the state, as soon as he is certified medically fit by his doctors.”

The state assembly confirmed Aiyedatiwa as acting governor on June 13.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that Skit maker, Maruf Abdullahi, popularly known as Trinity Guy was on Tuesday, remanded in Agodi correctional facility by a Family Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, for alleged sexual exploitation of a 10-year-old girl.

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