Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State is recuperating from a health challenge and not bedridden, his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, has said.
Olatunde, however, did not mention Akeredolu’s “health challenge” but stressed that “there is no cause for alarm on the governor’s state of health”.
“Governor Akeredolu, just like every other mere mortals has had some health challenge for which he has since received treatment and recuperating speedily,” the statement signed by Olatunde partly read.
“Since the Governor is not a superhuman and the immunity his office enjoys does not extend to physical wellness or otherwise, the health issue is therefore not an unusual one.
“However, contrary to speculations and insinuations making the round, the Governor though frail, is discharging his official functions.”
The governor’s aide stressed that his principal is not faced with any life-threatening illness that would have encouraged any alleged conspiracy in his administration.
“He, in fact, held Executive Council meeting with the Exco members till 4pm on Wednesday, 11th January, 2023 after the Security Council meeting where far reaching decisions were taken on the escalated clashes in Ikare-Akoko.
“On January 7, 2023 Governor Akeredolu led his brother Governors in the Southwest and other party bigwigs to receive the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure for the State Presidential Campaign Rally.
“On January 8, 2023, he was at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus House Cathedral, Region 22 Headquarters, Oke-Ijebu, Akure for the Holy Service commemorating the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration.
“For emphasis, the Governor, who participated in rigorous campaign activities on the 7th of January, couldn’t have been bedridden as widely speculated. Moreso, last Friday, Governor Akeredolu still inaugurated a new Refrigerated Van for the use of Meat Dealers in the State. He also received the Melvin Jones Award of the Lions Club International same day.”
Olatunde said Akeredolu would “continue to discharge his official duties to the good people of Ondo while he finds quality time to rest.”