Ondo state governor hands over power to his deputy

On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, Richard Olatunde, the spokesman for Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, announced in a statement that Governor Akeredolu had handed over power to his deputy, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, as he embarked on another medical leave.

Olatunde announced that the medical leave will begin on Wednesday, December 13, as a follow up to a previous medical treatment and that the Governor said he would focus on his health and ensure a full recovery before resuming official duties.

He also noted that a formal letter regarding the medical leave and a notice formally transferring power in line with the Nigerian Constitution would be transmitted to the House of Assembly.

The statement read: “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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