It was revealed in the letter that the governor’s decision to extend his medical vacation was based on the opinion of his doctors, who advise that he fully recover before returning to his official duties.
The letter, which was written to Olamide Oladiji, the Speaker of the House, did not reveal how long the governor would be out on medical leave.
The letter states that Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Akeredolu’s deputy, will continue to operate as governor till Akeredolu returns to work.
In a statement, Speaker Olamide Oladiji commended Governor Akeredolu for doing everything by the book and informing the House of his prolonged medical absence.
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, CON, governor of Ondo State, wrote in a letter to the state legislature, “Following the doctor’s advice on the need to take an adequate rest after recuperating, I have forwarded the letter of extension on medical leave.”
Rep. Oladiji, who was given the letter on behalf of the other legislators, stated the governor’s decision “is in line with Section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”
He prayed for the governor’s speedy recovery and thanked God for answering his prayers.
KURYALOADED recalls that on June 7, 2023, Akeredolu wrote to the Ondo State House of Assembly to tell them of his desire to take medical leave.
On July 6, 2023, the governor was supposed to return to work, but his physicians reportedly urged him to take more time off.
The people of Ondo State are growing increasingly anxious as they wait for their governor’s homecoming.