Lately, the Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been absent from state functions, thereby generating reactions from various quarters with some saying the Governor had been in the hospital, recovering from food poisoning.
The Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi has been in charge of government in an acting capacity, due to the absence of the governor.
To quell the rumours of ill health, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo said that the Governor was not ill nor suffering from food poisoning.
Ojogo, who spoke with journalists in Akure, the state capital on Thursday, said the Governor went for his annual vacation and had returned to Abuja where he had been attending to various matters that concerned the state.
The commissioner, who reiterated that Akeredolu is hale and hearty, said that the Governor would soon return to the state.
“We have been hearing all manners of things about the governor, but I want to tell you that those are insinuations from those who don’t mean well for this state.
“Mr Governor went for his annual vacation. After spending 10 days from it, he came back to attend to some domestic issues and shortly after his daughter’s wedding, he proceeded for the rest of the vacation and returned on October 4, (2019). Since then he has been in Abuja to attend to many important issues, including political meetings because he does not want to be going Abuja every day.
“So Akeredolu is not hospitalised as it is being insinuated. His absence has not affected the governance in the state. But we don’t want to be frivolous with anybody. What they are peddling is not true. Those stories are from those who don’t mean well for this state. ”
On the floods that have recently ravaged some communities in the state, Ojogo called on the Federal Government to come to the rescue of the state, adding that the state alone can not solve the problem.