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Akeredolu transmits power to deputy governor, begins medical leave

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BREAKING: Governor Rotimi Akeredolu dies of prostrate cancer

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, will commence his medical leave on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, as a follow-up to his medical treatment, a statement by Richard Olatunde, his chief press secretary said on Tuesday.

This brings an end to the protracted political crisis in the Sunshine State.

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

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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.

 

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