Governors in the southwest region on Tuesday paid a visit to their Ondo State colleague Rotimi Akeredolu in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
Those present include Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti, and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun.
Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke was not part of the meeting. As of the time of the visit, Adeleke was in Kogi for the campaign launch of the PDP’s governorship candidate Dino Melaye.
Akeredolu, chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, shared photos of their visit on social media.
He thanked the governors for their solidarity, and spoke on continuous collaboration among the southwest states.
Akeredolu wrote in his post, “Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde said the Forum is praying for Governor Akeredolu, adding that he has the support of all the Governors in the region.
“The Governors discussed National and other Issues affecting the region and the people.”
Since Akeredolu returned from his medical vacation abroad in September, he has been working from Ibadan, a development which has raised eyebrows.
Last Tuesday, Akeredolu’s special adviser on special duty and strategy Doyin Odebowale said on Channels Television’s Politics Today that the governor’s state of health demands a better apartment to carry out his task.
“Aketi came back in September. Where he used to stay – the Presidential Lodge built for the visiting president at that time Olusegun Obasanjo – is a two-bedroom apartment,” he said.
“Now, he is back. He cannot occupy that place again. The Old Governor’s Office – the Governor’s Lodge built by the previous administration is now the office of the investment outlet called the ODIPA. That’s the office.
“So, the governor has been managing a two-bedroom apartment for six years. But his current state of health would not permit him to pretend that all is well. He would need all the things for him to recover properly. That’s why the new place that is being arranged for him is almost completed.”