The Ondo State Government has urged the people of the State to ignore the rumor on the death of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
This is even as the Governor was sighted watching the Manchester derby FA cup clash earlier today.
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There had been rumours across the state since Friday that the Governor had died. This followed a report by Sahara Reporters that Mr Akeredolu has been incapacitated.
Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation in a statement on Saturday said the news of the Governor’s demise is untrue.
“We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON. We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain persons seek to draw political mileage from the disinformation.
“Though the Governor has been indisposed for sometime, he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of the Government, when necessary. We enjoin the members of the public to ignore the rumour. Aketi is very much alive,” the statement noted.