Ayedatiwa to resume as acting gov as Akeredolu begins medical leave

By John Odunjo

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, will commence his medical leave on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, as a follow-up to his medical treatment.

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

The Chief Press Secretary to Ondo State Governor, Richard Olatunde, in a statement on Tuesday, said that “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”.

The letter reads in part, “In the absence of Governor Akeredolu, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, will assume the responsibilities of the Governor in 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,” Olatunde stated.

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