Ondo Governor, Akeredolu, hands over power to deputy

Written by on June 13, 2023

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has formally written to notify the Ondo State House of Assembly with a letter seeking medical leave and that his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, should act in his stead.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Olamide Oladiji in a statement on Tuesday in Akure, explained that the governor asked for 21-day leave for medical treatment abroad starting from June 7 to July 6

According to the letter, the speaker said the leave will be extended to July 6 due to the public holidays on June 12(Democracy Day) and Eid el Kabir on June 28 and June 29.

The statement reads in parts:

The Governor, who had directed his Deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa to act as the Governor while away, has assured of his resumption on the 6th of July, 2023.

The Speaker described the governor as a lover of peace and an apostle of the rule of law while wishing the Governor a speedy recovery and a happy holiday.

However, the state government did not disclose the nature of Akeredolu’s ailment and where specifically he will seek treatment.

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