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ONDO: Akeredolu ‘expected back soon’ – Acting governor

THE acting Governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has stated that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is recuperating in a hospital abroad and w

Aiyedatiwa, stated in a statement yesterday that he communicates frequently 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.”

Governor Akeredolu was scheduled to return to work on July 6 after beginning a medical leave of absence on June 7.

However, Olamide Oladiji, speaker of the state House of Assembly, revealed on Monday that the parliamentarians had indeed received a notice extending the governor’s medical leave.

In his message, Aiyedatiwa advised the people to disregard rumors on the governor’s health, especially those that suggested 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 board. He is in high spirits, recuperating and being expected back in office to continue with his laudable service to the state, as soon as he is certified medically fit by his doctors.”

Aiyedatiwa has been acting governor of the state since July 13 when he was confirmed for the position by the House of Assembly.

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