Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has bowed to pressure and handed over to his deputy Lucky Aiyedatiwa, ENigeria Newspaper reports.
Only days back, ENigeria Newspaper reported that Governor Akeredolu Ondo is seriously sick and even as his illness continued to worsen, with the governor falling below expectation in discharging his duties, his handlers are not forthcoming with information regarding his true state of health.
This newspaper understands that Mr. Akeredolu who feared a possible impeachment process which was already being mentioned in some quarters was advised to step down and handover to his deputy and then proceed on a medical leave, to take care of his deteriorating health.
Confirming the development, the State House of Assembly on Tuesday afternoon said it has received the letter of medical leave from the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN CON.
Speaking through the lawmakers, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, explained that the Governor had embarked on a 21-day leave for medical treatment abroad starting from 7th of June,2023 to 6th July,2023.
According to the letter, the leave which commenced on 7th of June, extends to 6th July,2023 due to the Public Holidays on June 12 (Democracy Day) and Eid el Kabir(28th and 29th,June,2023).
The Governor, who had directed his Deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa to act as the Governor while away, has assured of his resumption on the 6th of July,2023.
The Speaker had earlier described the Governor as a lover of peace and an apostle of rule of law.
He later, wished him speedy recovery and joyful vacation.