BREAKING: Ondo State Governor, Akeredolu Is Dead

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, is reportedly dead after a protracted battle with Leukemia.

The 67-year-old governor was reported to have died in Lagos on Wednesday.

TheFact Daily reported his leave on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, as a follow-up to his medical treatment.

- Advertisement -

The paper reported that the decision of the governor to proceed on medical leave was following a directive reportedly issued by President Bola Tinubu, instructing him to transfer power to Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

The President also directed that the transfer should be conducted without any conditions, as it aligns with the “Doctrine of Necessity.” This decision allows Governor Akeredolu to take a medical leave, ensuring his well-being.

Meanwhile, Akeredolu’s Chief Press Secretary noted that during his medical leave, Governor Akeredolu would prioritise his health and ensure a full recovery before resuming his official duties.

He said, a formal letter regarding the medical leave and a notice formally transferring power in line with the Nigerian Constitution would be transmitted to the House of Assembly.

He further said, 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”, he added.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button