ONDO GOVERNMENT SPEAKS ON AKEREDOLU’S HEALTH.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on January 17, 2023
The Ondo State Government on Tuesday spoke on the growing anxiety about the health of the State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. The administration said it was constrained to respond to the concerns and assure people “that by the grace of God, there is no cause for alarm”.
Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, in a statement issued in Akure, the Ondo state capital, assured the people of the state and Nigerians, that the governor was in good condition.
Olatunde noted that contrary to speculations, the governor though frail, is discharging his official functions and not faced with any life-threatening illness.
The government listed his recent engagements including last week’s Executive Council meeting and Security Council meeting where decisions were taken on the escalated clashes in Ikare-Akoko.The statement read:
We are constrained to respond to these concerns and assure our people that by the grace of God, there is no cause for alarm on the Governor’s state of health.Governor Akeredolu, just like every other mere mortals has had some health challenge for which he has since received treatment and recuperating speedily.
Since the Governor is not a super human and the immunity his office enjoys does not extend to physical wellness or otherwise, the health issue is therefore not an unusual one.
However, contrary to speculations and insinuations making the round, the Governor though frail, is discharging his official functions.
Mr. Governor is not faced with any life-threatening illness that would have encouraged any alleged conspiracy in his administration
The Governor, who participated in rigorous campaign activities on the 7th of January, couldn’t have been bedridden as widely speculated.
Last Friday, Governor Akeredolu still inaugurated a new Refrigerated Van for the use of Meat Dealers in the State. He also received the Melvin Jones Award of the Lions Club International same day.
On January 8, 2023, he was at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus House Cathedral, Region 22 Headquarters, Oke-Ijebu, Akure for the Holy Service commemorating the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration.