Governor of Ondo state, Southwest Nigeria, Rotimi Akeredolu has handed over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Sitrep gathered that this was disclosed in a statement by chief press secretary to the governor, Richard Olatunde.
Akeredolu said he will embark on a medical leave on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, as a follow-up to his treatment.
“During his medical leave, Governor Akeredolu will prioritise his health and ensure a full recovery before resuming his official duties,” the statement reads.
He said a formal letter regarding the medical leave and a notice formally transferring power to the deputy governor in line with the Nigerian Constitution, will be transmitted to the State House of Assembly.
He said in the absence of Governor Akeredolu, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, will assume the responsibilities of the Governor in an acting capacity.
Olatunde said, “Governor Akeredolu expresses his gratitude for the unwavering support and affection of the people of Ondo State. He assures them that his administration remains committed to the path of progress and prosperity for the people.
“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 April 1, 2021, April 1, 2022, April 3, 2023, and July 10, 2023, when he embarked on previous vacations.”