Gov Akeredolu is not dead — Ondo govt
The Government of Ondo State this Saturday evening, June 3, 2023, broke its silence over the purported death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Recall that rumour of the death of the Akeredolu has been rife in the last five days.
Though, the governor of late is said to be battling an undisclosed illness.
While confirming Akeredolu’s ill health, the State Government insists that he remains very much alive and in control but acting through delegates.
It said in a statement entitled “Ignore The Rumor On The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, CON”, signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju:
“We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON. We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain persons seek to draw political mileage from the disinformation.
“Though the Governor has been indisposed, he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of the Government, when necessary. We enjoin the members of the public to ignore the rumour. Aketi is very much alive.”