Ondo: Ailing Akeredolu proceeds on fresh medical leave, Ayedatiwa now acting governor

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state will commence his medical leave Wednesday as a follow-up to his medical treatment, a statement by his chief press secretary, Richard Olatunde, has said.

The statement said Governor Akeredolu will prioritise his health and ensure  full recovery before resuming his official duties.

It added that 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.

The statement reads: ” In the absence of Governor Akeredolu, the deputy governor, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, will assume the responsibilities of the governor in acting capacity.”

The statement noted that Governor Akeredolu expresses his gratitude for the unwavering support and affection of the people of the state and  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,” the statement reads.