Akeredolu heads to Germany, hands over to Aiyedatiwa

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has announced he would be embarking on another medical trip to Germany.

The governor’s chief press secretary Richard Olatunde stated this via a press release on Tuesday, saying it was a follow-up to Mr Akeredolu’s medical treatment.

This comes about four months after the governor returned to the country without visiting his state.

Akeredolu’s health is said to have worsened in the past few days.

Mr Olatunde said the governor would be going back on Wednesday, adding that he (Akeredolu) had written a letter to the state House of Assembly in that regard and the deputy governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa would assume office as the acting governor.

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The statement read, “During his medical leave, Governor Akeredolu will prioritise his health and ensure a full recovery before resuming his official duties.

“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.

“In the absence of Governor Akeredolu, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, will assume the responsibilities of the Governor in an acting capacity.

“Governor Akeredolu expresses his gratitude for the unwavering support and affection of the people of Ondo State. He 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.”