- The government of Ondo state have urged residents and citizens to keep over the rumoured demise of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu
- According to a statement issued by the state government, the governor was in good condition but was unwell some days back
- The statement urged the general public to disregard any rumours the governor had passed on
The Ondo state government has debunked the rumours of the demise of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
In a statement issued by the state's commissioner for information, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju urged the general public to ignore the rumours and exercise calmness.
As reported by TV News online, the statement confirmed that the governor has been slightly unwell but has been attending to state matters and performing his administrative duties diligently.
As reported by The Nigerian Tribune Ademola-Olateju said:
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“We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON. We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain persons seek to draw political mileage from the disinformation.
“Though the Governor has been indisposed for hh, he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of the Government, when necessary.
“We enjoin the members of the public to ignore the rumour. Aketi is very much alive.”
Before the issuance of the statement by Ademola-Olateju, there had been a social media buzz that the Ondo state government had gone the way of his elders due to his absence from public functions and administrative duties in the state.
This development forced the state's opposition parties to demand that his health status be made public for the benefit of the doubt, accountability and avoidance of anarchy.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has started his 15-day vacation, which is the first part of his 2023 Annual Leave.
The leave started on April 3rd, 2023, and will end on April 25th, 2023, according to a statement by Akeredolu's Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde.
The deputy governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, will take over the Governor's duties while he is away.