By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has begun a 21-day medical leave abroad and has thus, handed over power to his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
In a letter to the House of Assembly, Akeredolu said Aiyedatiwa would function in acting capacity pending the time his leave is over.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, who received the copy of the letter, revealed that Akeredolu shall resume work on July 6, 2023.
“The leave which commenced on the 7th of June, extends to the 6th of 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,” Oladiji said.
While describing the Governor as a lover of peace and an apostle of Rule of Law, Mr Oladiji wished him a speedy recovery and a joyful vacation.
Recall that the opposition political parties in the state had demanded the whereabouts Akeredolu, asking him to transmit power to his deputy in line with the provisions of the Constitution due to his health challenge.