Home Health & Living Akeredolu transmits power to deputy governor, begins medical leave

Akeredolu transmits power to deputy governor, begins medical leave

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Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu has asked his deputy, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa to assume his responsibilities in an acting capacity while he proceeds on medical leave from Wednesday.

This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday by the governor’s spokesman, Mr. Richard Olatunde.

The statement noted that the governor, who has been ill since January, will “prioritise his health and ensure a full recovery before resuming his official duties”.

Parts of the statement read: “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.

“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 1st April 2021, 1st April 2022, 3rd April 2023, and 10th July 2023, when he embarked on previous vacations”.

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