JUST IN: Gov Akeredolu Hands Over to Deputy, to Embark on Fresh Medical Trip Abroad
The Governor of Ondo State, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu has handed over to his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Akeredolu, is meant embark on a fresh medical trip in Germany as his health is said to be further detroriating.
Governor Akeredolu has been ill for over four months and has been out of the country for medical treatment.
According to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Tuesday, confirmed that Akeredolu is set to embark on another foreign trip for a follow-up in Europe.
Part of 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.”