- Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has disbanded the media crew attached to the office of his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa
- This comes amidst an alleged rift between Aiyedatiwa and the governor, who just returned from Germany where he went on medical leave
- A statement made available to Legit showed all media aides appointed by Akeredolu and seconded to the office of the deputy governor have been relieved of their appointments
The development was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde.
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The affected aides include: Press Secretary to the Governor, Kenneth Odusola; Special Assistant to Governor (New Media) Oladipupo Okunniga; and Special Assistant to the Governor (Photography) Samson Abayomi Adefolalu, Television Continental reported.
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The government's statement partly reads:
”All media aides appointed by the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, and seconded to the office of the deputy Governor, have been relieved of their appointments.
“They are to submit all government properties in their possession to the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor."
Following this development, the Ministry of Information and Orientation was directed to provide adequate coverage for the activities of the deputy’s governor office henceforth.
Exclusive: “Akeredolu still looks fragile”, source
Akeredolu "still looks very fragile and skinny", a top source earlier informed Legit.
Last week, Akeredolu returned to Nigeria from a three-month medical leave in Germany. He has since been administering the affairs of Ondo state from his residence in Ibadan, Oyo state.
But the source who worked in the governor's office told Legit that Akeredolu's "managers" are "still packaging" him.
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In a piece of related news, Legit reported that Akeredolu said he would be alive to complete his second term in office in 2024.
Akeredolu stated this after handing over his resumption letter to Olamide Oladiji, speaker of the assembly and provided a copy to Aiyedatiwa at his residence in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.