Breaking: Again, Akeredolu Proceeds On Medical Leave, Hands Over Power To Aiyedatiwa

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    Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is again proceeding on medical leave.

    A statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde stated that the Governor, in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has transfered power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

    The full statement below:

    PRESS STATEMENT

    Akeredolu Commences Medical Leave

    Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, 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.

    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 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.

    Signed:
    Richard Olatunde
    Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
    December 12, 2023.

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