Our Reporter, Abuja
The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has forwarded a letter of extension on his medical leave to the State House of Assembly.
According to the ailing Governor, the decision was based on Doctor’s advice on the need to take adequate rest after recuperating.
The Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, confirmed receiving the letter on behalf of other members of the House.
The Lawmaker said the Governor’s action was in line with section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
Consequently, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, would continue to act as Governor until there is a written declaration to the contrary.
It would be recalled that in the Governor’s letter of 5th June, 2023, Akeredolu had earlier informed of his proceeding on medical leave and was expected to resume on 6th July, 2023.
The Speaker expressed appreciation to God for the speedy recovery of the Governor and expressed high hope that the governor would soon resume his duty.